IN THE hours after Linton teenager Donald “Donny” Govan stormed out of an Echuca campsite, police and the State Emergency Service launched a massive search on the ground, in the air and in the water.
But, despite sniffer dogs, helicopters and dozens of trained personnel, no trace was found.
Echuca Police Sergeant Richard Zakrzewski said the search had not been called-off for the missing Linton teen, even after two weeks since his disappearance.
“It’s still ongoing,” Sergeant Zakrzewski said. “Every bit of information we get, we check up on.”
Sergeant Zakrzewski said there had been a number of unconfirmed sightings from around the state.
“There have been a couple of sightings in Melbourne, but so far they haven’t turned into anything,” he said.
“New South Wales police and maritime are keeping an eye on the river and on our side, we’re continuing to patrol through bush areas.”
Sergeant Zakrzewski said while the search had been scaled back, given the lack of leads, some Melbourne-based units could be returning to the area shortly.
“The Victoria Police search and rescue team is planning to come back and have another look at a billabong (near the campsite Donny disappeared from),” he said.
“The water level has been pretty high and its still not know when that will come down.”
He said Echuca police had no more leads, but would continue to investigate every reported sighting.
“We certainly hope for his family’s sake that he is found soon.”
Anyone with information should call triple zero immediately.