ABOVE: Mr Baines was last seen driving his blue Toyota, registration 040 SAG.
ABOVE: Mr Baines was last seen driving his blue Toyota, registration 040 SAG.

Man wrote his will, then went missing

AUTHORITIES suspended an air search on Tuesday for a missing man near Rubyvale.

Noel Baines, 47, was last seen driving a blue Toyota Vienta with registration 040 SAG at Graves Hill about 10.30am on Saturday.

Ground searches by police and SES continued on Tuesday afternoon without success.

Mr Baines's daughter, Jessie, said her father suffered from Asperger's disorder and depression and "had hit a really low point" before his disappearance.

"He wrote a will and left it on his bed," Jessie said.

Emerald officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Peter McFarlane said they feared for the man's safety.

"They're searching the area where he was last seen driving his vehicle, but he hasn't been located," Snr Sgt McFarlane said.

Mr Baines is described as about 182cm tall, slim build, Caucasian, with brown hair.

He was last seen wearing a grey t-shirt and dark blue shorts.

Anyone with information about the man's whereabouts is asked to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

If you are feeling depressed call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Sane Australia helpline on 1800 18 SANE.


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