Missing Rockhampton man Jason John Vance
Missing Rockhampton man Jason John Vance

Rocky man goes missing in Chinchilla forest while camping

A ROCKHAMPTON man, described as "friendly'' by his worried family, has gone missing in forest land near Chinchilla in the south- east.

Jason John Vance, 41, was last seen on October 24 in the Barakula State Forest, where he was camping with two "friends", police said yesterday.

It is believed Mr Vance, who worked as a tiler, had walked off into the forest and did not return.

An extensive search of the Barakula State Forest was being conducted yesterday with the help of the Queensland Police Service and State Emergency Services.

Mr Vance's mother, who did not want to be named, told The Morning Bulletin her family had reported Jason missing about a week after he had disappeared.

She said her son had been living in Rockhampton with a friend before he went on the camping trip.

Mr Vance's family is now based in Brisbane.

"He trusted a lot of people," his mum said.

"He could blend easily into a conversation ... we are just a bit concerned about him at this stage."

Police are appealing for public assistance to help find Jason. If you have any information about his disappearance contact Crime Stoppers on 18000 333 000.

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