'We love you': Missing coach's wife pleads for public's help
FRIDAY, 7.47am |
THE search for Blair Smith has ended tragically after his body was found yesterday afternoon.
There were no suspicious circumstances.
The full update is available here.
THURSDAY, 2.15pm |
It is understood the Queensland Police Service is coordinating a search for missing man Blair Smith in the Boyne Valley.
The area being searched is unclear at the moment.
The State Emergency Service has not been activated yet to help with the search, though the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service was called in yesterday to assist with an aerial search near Dalga.
More updates to follow.
WEDNESDAY, 7pm |
Rebecca Smith, the wife of missing Boyne Valley man Blair Smith, has sent out a heartfelt plea to the community, begging anyone with information regarding her husband's disappearance to come forward.
In a voice thick with tears, Mrs Smith told The Observer she had been away in Brisbane when her husband disappeared.
"We don't know where he's gone or which direction he's gone, we don't know anything," she said.
Ms Smith said any help the public and the media could provide meant a lot to her and again begged for help from the public.
"This is so terrible, we have no idea if he's okay," she cried.
"We want him to know... Blair, you are so loved and we miss you."
WEDNESDAY, 6.30pm |
A 45-YEAR-OLD Boyne Valley man has been reported as missing by a family member.
Blair Smith, last year's Gladstone Port City Power men's coach, was last seen December 5 (Tuesday) just before lunch time in Boyne Valley.
A Queensland Police spokeswoman said there was "no pinpointed location where exactly he was last seen" though.
Police stated the disappearance was out of character for him and that concerns are held for his welfare.
Mr Smith is about 200cm tall, has brown hair, blue eyes and a proportionate build.
Police are now seeking public assistance to help locate him.
The former coach and NBL player currently works as a school teacher and is married to Rebecca Smith. He coached his last game for the men's Port City Power team in August.
Mr Smith played in 283 National Basketball League games for teams including the Brisbane Bullets, Melbourne Tigers, West Sydney Razorbacks and the Townsville Crocs.
According to police, Mr Smith may be travelling in a 2012 white Toyota Hilux ute with Queensland Registration 878 SSX.
Anyone who may have seen him is being urged to contact police.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.