UPDATED

Man missing from West Hoxton found

Found: Vishneel Karan.

Found: Vishneel Karan.

UPDATE

Following a large ground search, a man missing from West Hoxton has been located. The man was located in bushland about 7.40pm on Friday, July 31. He was taken to Liverpool Hospital as a precaution.

ORIGINAL STORY

A large ground search is underway for a man missing in West Hoxton.

Vishneel Karan, aged 34, was reported missing after failing to return from bushland yesterday (Thursday, July 30).

Police were told Mr Karan was last seen entering bushland around 6pm in Western Sydney Parklands near Moondarra Drive, West Hoxton.

Police hold grave concerns for his welfare due to existing medical conditions and because he has not contacted family or friends.

Mr Karan is described as being of Indian Sub-Continental appearance, of medium build, with black hair and a dark beard. He was last seen wearing a navy-blue jacket with NYPD on the back, dark blue jeans and white sneakers and was carrying a backpack.

Polair, the Dog Unit, and bicycle police conducted extensive patrols earlier today, with officers attached to Liverpool City Police Area Command coordinating a further a search of the area, with assistance from SES.

Anyone who has information on Mr Karan's whereabouts, or is able to assist police, is urged to contact Liverpool Police Station on 9765 9499.