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AustraliaMajor search operation underway in Byron Bay for missing Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez

12:55  09 june  2019
12:55  09 june  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

Belgian backpacker missing after failing to return to his Byron Bay hostel

Belgian backpacker missing after failing to return to his Byron Bay hostel Serious concerns are held for the whereabouts of a Belgian backpacker who has been missing for more than a week, after he failed to return to his hostel in Byron Bay. Theo Hayez, 18, was reported missing on Thursday by staff at the Byron Bay WakeUp! Backpacker hostel, when they noticed he had not checked out of his room. Mr Hayez's cousin Lisa Hayez arrived in Byron Bay on Saturday morning in the wake of his disappearance and said her family was "really worried," waiting for "any news".

The search is on for a Belgian backpacker missing from Byron Bay for nearly a week. Theo Hayez , 18, was last seen leaving a nightclub in Byron Bay on His cousin Lisa Hayez wrote on Facebook on Thursday appealing for help to find him. She added he’s travelling alone and could be between Byron

Theo Hayez is reported missing by staff at a Byron Bay hostel, after he failed to check out of his room — the 18-year-old has been missing for a week and police have concerns for his welfare.

Major search operation underway in Byron Bay for missing Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez© Provided by ABC News Belgan Backpacker Theo Hayez was due to fly home this week.

A land, sea and air search is underway for missing backpacker Theo Hayez who was last seen leaving a Byron Bay bar more than a week ago.

The 18-year-old Belgian national failed to check out of the WakeUp! Backpacker hostel on Thursday, leaving all his belongings untouched, which prompted hostel staff to report him missing.

He was last seen leaving the Cheeky Monkey's bar about 11:00pm on May 31, wearing a black hooded jumper, beige pants and black shoes.

Today police are conducting a major search in the Byron Bay area with the assistance of rescue officers, the State Emergency Service, a lifesaver helicopter and lifesavers with marine vessels.

Search continues for Belgian backpacker last seen leaving Byron Bay bar

Search continues for Belgian backpacker last seen leaving Byron Bay bar Theo Hayez' passport and phone were found in his hostel after the alarm was raised when he failed to check out last week.

Serious concerns are held for the whereabouts of a Belgian backpacker who has been missing for more than a week, after he failed to return to his hostel in Theo Hayez , 18, was reported missing on Thursday by staff at the Byron Bay WakeUp! Backpacker hostel, when they noticed he had not

A search is under way for a Belgian backpacker who was last seen a week ago leaving a popular nightclub in Byron Bay . Mr Hayez had been planning to travel form Byron Bay to Melbourne and when he last spoke to a family friend two weeks ago, Michael Dorkham, he said he planned on flying

Major search operation underway in Byron Bay for missing Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez© ABC NEWS Major search operation underway in Byron Bay for missing Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez Mr Hayez's cousin, Lisa Hayez, has also pulled together her own search party with the help of fellow backpackers and locals wanting to help.

She said they had been checking bushland and nearby beaches.

"We are just walking and checking everywhere to see if we can find him," she said.

"We're going to keep going for as long as we need to … people can come and join."

Ms Hayez said her cousin was a very positive, happy young man who kept in touch with his friends and family regularly.

He was due to fly home to Belgium on June 12.

"He had no reason to do this … he was really excited to go home," Ms Hayez said.

Ms Hayez said she had received many calls from across the country with people claiming to have seen Mr Hayez.

"But really, a tall guy with long blonde hair could be everywhere," she said.

NSW Police told the ABC they were unable to provide an interview.

Search for missing backpacker Theo Hayez ramps up around Cape Byron.
Dozens of volunteers are searching dense bushland and cliffs around Cape Byron, 18 days after Theo Hayez was last seen.

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