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Desperate search for a war veteran who disappeared after telling his mother he was going fishing 

‘It’s like him being in Afghanistan again, not knowing where he is’: Desperate search for a war veteran, 29, who disappeared after telling his mother he was going fishing

  • Parents of army veteran are desperate for help to find him after he disappeared 
  • Brock Hewitt was last seen Monday after he told his mother he was going fishing 
  • His parents have issued an urgent appeal as he has PTSD and is a young father 

The parents of an army veteran are desperate for help to find him after he disappeared while on a fishing trip.

Brock Hewitt, 29, last spoke to his parents on Monday in the northern Perth suburb of Yanchep where he told his mother he was going fishing at Fremantle’s South Mole.

He was then last seen at Boating Camping and Fishing in Butler about 4.45pm buying an esky and a stubby holder.  

Brock Hewitt, 29, last spoke to his parents on Monday in the northern Perth suburb of Yanchep where he told his mother he was going fishing at Fremantle’s South Mole

He was then last seen at Boating Camping and Fishing in Butler about 4.45pm buying an esky and a stubby holder

He was then last seen at Boating Camping and Fishing in Butler about 4.45pm buying an esky and a stubby holder

Shortly after, he was also spotted at a nearby service station before travelling in an easterly direction. 

Now his parents have issued an urgent appeal and are seeking assistance from the public to help find the 29-year-old.

The pair are worried as they have never gone this long without contact from him. 

Parents Jan and Rick told a press conference on Friday they raised the alarm after he failed to respond to their calls.

Mr Hewitt, who is a father, suffers post-traumatic stress disorder after he served three years in the Australian army in Afghanistan.

He flew home early from his FIFO job and recently separated from his partner, who has custody of their 18-month-old son, Nine News reported.

Parents Jan and Rick told a press conference on Friday they raised the alarm after their son failed to respond to their calls

Parents Jan and Rick told a press conference on Friday they raised the alarm after their son failed to respond to their calls

Mr Hewitt, who is a father, suffers post-traumatic stress disorder after he served three years in the Australian army in Afghanistan 

Mr Hewitt, who is a father, suffers post-traumatic stress disorder after he served three years in the Australian army in Afghanistan 

Rick says his son, a keen four-wheel-driver and bushman, is ‘not just a son (but) a mate.’

‘It’s like him being in Afghanistan again… not knowing where he is and what he’s doing,’ he said.

Described as slim, with light skin and dark hair – with ‘Hewitt’ tattooed on his left arm – Brock was last seen wearing a singlet, shorts and thongs leaving a service station on Yanchep Beach Road.

He is believed to be driving a white Nissan Navara ute, registration 1GDR 069, with a roof rack, canopy and several army stickers in the back window.

He was heading in an easterly direction towards the intersection of Indian Ocean Drive and Wanneroo Road.

Police have asked anyone with information to contact them urgently.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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