Search for Noordhoek man continues

Gus Thompson, 70, went missing last Thursday.

The search for a 70-year old man who went missing from Noordhoek last week is ongoing, according to the police.

Gus Thompson, who has Alzheimer’s disease, was seen on security-camera footage leaving a care home near Lake Michelle at 6pm on Thursday July 14.

He was seen again, around 8pm, on Chapman’s Peak nearing Hout Bay, according to investigating officer Detective Warrant Officer Joe Scheepers.

“All endeavours are still ongoing to find him but despite searching for him for four days, this footage was the last confirmed sighting of him,” said Detective Scheepers.

He added that the search was not limited to Noordhoek, Chapman’s Peak, and Hout Bay as Mr Thompson may have gotten into a car and travelled elsewhere.

At the time of his disappearance, Mr Thompson was wearing a black puffer jacket, blue jeans and a pair of navy-blue running shoes.

Mr Thompson is of slender build, has green eyes with grey hair and is approximately 1.8 metres tall

His son, Olympic gold medallist rower James Thompson, said it had been a busy day with the family coordinating searches, but there were no updates on his father’s whereabouts.

“We are very grateful to the hundreds of volunteers that have worked day and night over the past few days and have followed hundreds of leads,” he said.

If you have any information on Mr Thompson’s whereabouts, call Detective Scheepers at 079 894 0129.