Search continues for missing Bridgetown man after dog discovery

POLICE and emergency services will be continuing their search for missing Bridgetown man Wayne Coughlan on Friday morning after finding one of his dogs alive yesterday according to police.

Sergeant Gerry Cassidy said the Jack Russell was tired and dirty after being found about 7am on Peninsular Road in Bridgetown, near where police had already searched for Mr Coughlan.

Police and SES volunteers have now ramped up the search effort in a bid to find Mr Coughlan and it is expected around 15 – 20 SES volunteers involved in this search this morning.

The search had previously been scaled back.

Mr Coughlan was reported missing on Saturday night, after a friend could not find him at his Bridgetown home.

There was a possible sighting of the 64-year-old last Thursday, however police have not been able to confirm this, and wish to speak to anyone who has seen him in the last week.

Mr Coughlan is described as being fair skinned, about 170cm tall, of slim build, with short grey hair, but usually wearing a wide brimmed hat.

His Silky Terrier is still missing.

Anyone who sees Mr Coughlan is asked to call police immediately on 131 444.

Wayne Coughlan has been missing for almost a week.