Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from his home in the Lake Macquarie area.

Mr Patrick Thaidy, aged 60, was last seen about 2.40pm today (Friday 28 August 2020), at his home in Macquarie Hills and has not been seen since.

He is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, about 180cm tall, with curly greying/black hair. At the time he was wearing black track pants, a grey hoodie and black shoes.

Mr Thaidy has a serious medical condition and requires regular medication so may appear confused or disoriented.

Officers attached to Lake Macquarie Police District are now searching for Mr Thaidy, assisted by family members, volunteers and the Westpac helicopter.

Police have been told Mr Thaidy may travel to the Sydney area and are working with public transport authorities. Mr Thaidy has also strong links to Unanderra and has travelled to the South Coast previously.

They are appealing for anyone with information about his whereabouts, or who may have seen Mr Thaidy earlier today, to call Belmont Police Station on 02 4922 8899 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 immediately.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.