A large-scale two-day search near Kimba on Eyre Peninsula for an Adelaide teenager who hasn’t been seen since April has ended without police finding any evidence of his location.
Scott Redman, 19, is believed to have been an occupant of a vehicle involved in a brief police pursuit on Saturday 21 April. After police terminated the pursuit it is believed the vehicle turned off the Eyre Highway onto a dirt road.
Two days later, on 23 April, the other occupant of the car was arrested in Whyalla after he hitchhiked from Middleback Range, with the black SUV found abandoned on 25 April at Secret Rocks, about 40km east of Kimba.
The associate formally reported Mr Redman missing on 24 April.
Since that time police have been actively investigating Mr Redman’s movements and whereabouts.
The extensive inquiry has included repeated searches of the area the vehicle was located, along with interviews and canvasses of motorists and truck drivers in a bid to determine the whereabouts of Mr Redman.
Over the last two days about 50 people including police mounted officers, local investigators and volunteers from the State Emergency Service and Country Fire Service have searched an area covering about 10sqkm.
The search, of challenging terrain, concluded today having found nothing significant.
Police would like to thank everyone who assisted for their time and enormous efforts over the past two days at the scene.