Missing man found safe and well: police thank community

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A man reported missing from Port Macquarie earlier this month has been located.

Police said 34-year-old Patrick Cowan was reported missing on Monday October 9, 2017, after he left his home and was not able to be located.

Officers from Mid North Coast Local Area Command have been conducting extensive searches for the man.

About 7pm on Saturday October 21, 2017, the man was located at Lighthouse Beach.

He has been taken to hospital for assessment.

Police wish to thank the public and media for their assistance.