Searches for missing man David Doe to enter third day tomorrow

The search for a 51-year-old Plymouth man will continue into a third day tomorrow morning, say search and rescue officials.

David Doe, from Mannamead in Plymouth, was last seen at 10am on Sunday 19 December. Police believe he may be in the Cadover Bridge area of Dartmoor National Park.

Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team said in a post on social media this evening that the rescue team and other agencies paused their search efforts “at dusk, with a view to returning tomorrow morning”.

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The post added that David is considered to be ‘at high risk’.

The full tweet reads: “Team called mid-morning to assist in a search for an individual deemed at high risk that had started last night at #Cadover Bridge, #Dartmoor. This multi-agency search was suspended at dusk, with a view to returning tomorrow morning.”

Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed its officers were working with Dartmoor Search and Rescue and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service to find the missing man.

David is described as 6ft 2in tall, a heavy build with short brown hair, he may be wearing jeans, a t-shirt and a puffa anorak.

Police are searching for 51-year-old David Doe in the Cadover Bridge area of Dartmoor
Police are searching for 51-year-old David Doe in the Cadover Bridge area of Dartmoor
(Image: Devon and Cornwall Police)

Police released a photo of David and are urging anyone who sees David or knows where he may be, to contact investigators.

A spokesperson said: “If you have seen David, or know of his whereabouts, please call police immediately on 999, quoting log number 0665 of 19/12/21.”

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