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AustraliaSearch continues for Belgian backpacker last seen leaving Byron Bay bar

07:50  10 june  2019
07:50  10 june  2019 Source:   smh.com.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 Friday last week about 11pm. “At the time he was wearing a greenish coloured hat with what appears to be a Puma logo on the front, a black

Desperate search for Belgian backpacker , 18, who has been missing for a week after leaving Byron Bay nightclub Cheeky Monkey's. Grave concerns are being held for Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez, 18, (pictured) who was last seen on a week ago leaving a popular nightclub in northern New

Search continues for Belgian backpacker last seen leaving Byron Bay bar© Facebook Anyone with information about Theo Hayez is urged to contact police.

A desperate search for a Belgian backpacker, last seen leaving a Byron Bay bar on May 31, has entered its third day, with "no sign" of the teen.

Police are appealing for any information that may help them find Theo Hayez, 18, who left his passport and personal belongings in the hostel room from which he was meant to check out last Thursday.

Search continues for Belgian backpacker last seen leaving Byron Bay bar© Google Maps Cheeky Monkey's Restaurant and Bar in Jonson Street, Byron Bay, where Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez was last seen.

Mr Hayez was reported missing when he failed to check out from the Byron Bay WakeUp! Backpacker hostel and staff could not contact him.

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

Major search operation underway in Byron Bay for missing Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez A land, sea and air search is underway around the Byron Bay area nine days after Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez went missing after a night out at a local bar.

Mr Hayez was last seen at Byron Bay 's Cheeky Monkey bar on Friday May 31 around 11pm. She said she and her brother would be joined by around 15 backpackers for the community search on Saturday morning, when they would set out on foot to search bushland near the beach, as suggested

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Police say Mr Hayez was last seen when CCTV captured him leaving the Cheeky Monkey's bar on Jonson Street, about 11pm on May 31.

It is understood he was last active on WhatsApp early on June 1, but he has failed to make contact with anyone since and his phone is now switched off.

Volunteer searchers, including his cousin Lisa Hayez and more than a dozen backpackers, have met since Saturday outside the bar.

They, with assistance from the SES and Westpac Life Saver Helicopter, conducted a land, air and water search on Sunday.

"At this stage, there's been no sign of him," a police spokesman said.

"There was some reports that an item of clothing was found, but it's been discounted."

Search continues for Belgian teen in Byron

Search continues for Belgian teen in Byron The search for a Belgian teenager, missing in Byron Bay, has narrowed down to two areas after investigations of phone records. Mr Hayez's belongings - including his passport - were found untouched at the Wake Up! Hostel in Byron Bay after staff raised the alarm when he didn't check out as planned. He was supposed to travel to Melbourne before returning home to Belgium this week, according to a Facebook post by his friend Michael Dorkhom. The search for Mr Hayez ramped up on Monday with police, the SES, the Westpac Life Saver Helicopter, Surf Life Saving and volunteer Marine Rescue all involved.

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Chief Inspector Matthew Kehoe, who is leading the search, said on Monday that searchers would focus on bushland towards the east and north-east of Byron Bay.

He also renewed calls for information from the public, saying,"We believe someone must have seen Theo after he left the licensed premises.

"I am appealing for anyone that has information or dashcam footage from Jonson or Tennyson streets around 11pm on Friday, May 31, to come forward," he said.

"Although Theo has only been in Australia for a short time, we are advised that this disappearance is completely out of character for him."

with AAP, Lucy Cormack

New twist in search for Theo Hayez as police zero in on headland next to Byron Bay's iconic lighthouse - as fellow backpacker slams hostel for not raising the alarm for THREE days.
Theo Hayez, 18, was staying at the WakeUp! hostel when he disappeared on the night of May 31. He was last seen leaving the Cheeky Monkey's bar about 11pm.

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