‘He wasn’t the same’: Supermodel Megan Gale’s tradesman brother was ‘struggling’ with two personal tragedies before he went missing including witnessing a colleague’s ‘horrific’ death at his work site
- Megan Gale’s ‘very private’ brother Jason has been missing for more a week
- Older sibling witnessed the worksite death of a 60-year-old colleague in 2018
- His mate Belinda Murray said Mr Gale, 49, was very shaken by the incident
- Mr Gale, who lived on his own, also suffered the loss of his beloved dog, Badge
- Ms Murray said she feared ‘Jason will be feeling very isolated inside’
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Jason Gale had been ‘really struggling’ before going missing, due to the death of a close colleague in front of him and his dog, Badge
Supermodel Megan Gale’s brother was ‘really struggling’ before he went missing, having witnessed a colleague’s death in a gruesome workplace incident and his loyal pet dog also dying.
Family, friends and West Australian police are desperately searching for Jason ‘Galey’ Gale, the 49-year-old ‘very private’ sibling of one of Australia’s most famous women.
Mr Gale was last seen almost a week ago buying water and petrol during a stop in the bush town of Pingelly, some 160km south-east from his Bibra Lakes home.
The industrial mechanic was known for ‘going bush’ but friend Belinda Murray said he had never disappeared like this before.
‘He hasn’t been the same since witnessing the death of a co-worker a few years ago, then the death of his beloved Dobermann (dog), Badge on top of that,’ she said.
Megan Gale (left and right) is the supermodel younger sister of Mr Gale – but unlike his star sister the tradesman is described as ‘very private’. Ms Gale has, via a spokesperson, thanked family, friends and work mates for searching for her sibling, who lived on his own in WA
A security camera still showing Mr Gale and his car in Pingelly, where he picked up water and petrol about 9.40am last Tuesday, in Pingelly, south-east of Fremantle
‘I wouldn’t be so worried normally if it hadn’t been for that terrible accident and what it did to him,’ Ms Murray said.
Mr Gale lived on his own and his dog Badge was his constant companion, ‘but he has passed away as well, so Jason will be feeling very isolated inside’.
Ms Murray said Mr Gale ‘really struggled’ after the tragic 2018 incident at a wastewater plant south of Perth.
Daily Mail Australia understands Mr Gale was one of a group colleagues who were there with the victim when he was struck and killed by a pipe.
Ms Murray said Mr Gale is ‘such a gentle soul’ and was a ‘very skilled, very clever’ mechanical maintenance worker.
Friends believe it would not be out of character for Mr Gale to have ‘gone bush’ but ‘gotten a bit lost’ in the process.
A still of Jason Gale’s 1999 silver-coloured Honda CR-V station sedan, with plates 1BOI107 when he was last seen a week ago
It is not known why Mr Gale had travelled so far inland but friends said he often ‘went bush’ and was ‘very private’
WHAT POLICE KNOW ABOUT JASON GALE’S DISAPPEARANCE
Mr Gale was last seen on Tuesday, July 14, in Pingelly, south-east of Fremantle, Western Australia.
He was behind the wheel of a 1999 silver Honda CR-V sedan, with plates 1BOI107.
Mr Gale, from Bibra Lake, is known to frequent areas including Collie, Pemberton, Manjimup Bindoon, Gin Gin, Narrogin and Wandoo.
He ‘loved all nature and animals,’ according to Ms Murray, and ‘wouldn’t hurt anyone or anything’.
Mr Gale’s famous sister lives in Melbourne with her family and has thanked family, friends and work mates searching for her sibling, via a spokeswoman.
Mr Gale, her other brother Mark and mother, May, all live in the West and have kept low public profiles despite her incredible international success.
A West Australian Police Force spokesperson said Mr Gale was last seen about 9.40am on July 14 in Pingelly.
He was driving a 1999 silver-coloured Honda CR-V station sedan, with plates 1BOI107.
He is described as Caucasian, 180cm tall, with short grey-brown curly hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is urged to call 131444 immediately.