A Timaru man has gone missing, with only his vehicle left as a clue to his whereabouts.
Darryl McNee, 44, was last heard from by family and friends on Saturday morning. HIs Mazda 323 station wagon was found at the end of Connolly Rd, Seadown on Sunday afternoon. A search of the area surrounding his vehicle and along the beach has not turned up any sign of him.
Mr McNee is a local resident from the Waipopo Huts area who mainly kept to himself, police say. His disappearance has come as a surprise to his family and friends.
Police would like to speak to anyone who has seen Mr McNee or his vehicle in the week leading up to his disappearance. Connolly Rd is a common access point for people walking to and from the Opihi River mouth along the beach and it is possible someone may have seen him.
He is described as clean shaven, of thin build and 180cm tall with short light brown hair. It is not known what he was wearing at the time of his disappearance, however he is known to wear black jeans.