Family’s plea: ‘Bring our Lukey home’

MISSING PERSON: Luke Fergusson, last seen at a Proston Abbeywood Road property. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

Luke’s family are pleading for the community to help bring their son home.

Luke Fergusson was reported missing a week ago, on Friday 9 June in the vicinity of Proston.

A massive search party of police and state and emergency volunteers, plus Burnett community members has been undertaken in the nearby townships of Proston, Stalworth, Abbeywood and surrounds.

Rescue helicopters, private aircraft, land and vehicle assets have joined a large-scale police deployment, searching a 27-square-kilometre area as concerns for Luke’s whereabouts continue. Police divers have also been called in to assist with a search of waterways.

This morning, Friday 16 June, members of the army joined in the search party after a special team checked empty buildings last night.

“Luke’s still missing, it is now 7 day!” Luke’s family shared.

“We need your help to bring our special son home.”

The 28-year-old man is described as Caucasian, approximately 175cm tall, with a proportionate build, brown hair and brown eyes.

When he was last seen he was wearing a grey hoodie, tan jacket and tan pants with black velcro sand shoes.

Luke also has a medical condition and may appear disorientated if sighted.

“When reading the article remember he may be 28… but to us he is our little Lukey, he has autism and has about the understanding of an 8-year-old,” Luke’s family said.

“He is a danger to no one, he’s just a lost, scared and frightened young fella.

“He has no phone or money and for him to have moved out of the search area someone would have needed to pick him up.

“Please tell friends of our search.

“WE NEED YOUR HELP to bring our Lukey home. Share with friends, ring friends -please, we need your help.”

QPS District Inspector Scott Stahlhut urges anyone in the vicinity of Proston to be vigilant and keep an eye out for Luke.

With overnight temperatures dropping concerns increase, and police are appealing for anyone in the areas near Proston, Stalworth, Abbeywood to search their properties and remain on the look-out for the man.

Volunteers are still wanted on foot, bikes or horseback to help with the search.

Anyone interested in helping on Friday with the search are encouraged to do the following:

– Turn up from 9am at 307 Abbeywood- Proston road, Stalworth.

– Register

– Police will instruct from there.

– Please wear correct footwear and preferably HighVis clothing suitable for bush walking.

Anyone with information about Luke’s whereabouts is urged to contact police on 000 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000