ISLANDERS are being urged to check their outbuildings and sheds as the search for a missing man enters its fourth day.
Thomas Frost, who is married with children, was last seen at his parents’ home in St Ouen at about 10pm on Saturday.
Up to 30 officers are involved in the operation, which yesterday saw the Fire and Rescue Service’s inshore RIB search Val de la Mare reservoir and a drone deployed along the north coast.
Jersey Coastguard staff have searched the coast from the sea, while States and honorary officers, as well as a specialist search dog, have scoured the land along the west of the Island.
The Channel Islands Air Search plane has also conducted numerous sweeps of the western parishes.
Despite several witness appeals, there have been no confirmed sightings of the 51-year-old, who the force say may be walking barefoot.
Inspector Manny de Freitas, from the States police, said: ‘We have essentially been searching the area from St Aubin right up to L’Etacq, focusing on the areas around his home and the areas where his family have indicted he likes to walk.
‘We have been using as many assets as possible and currently have a dedicated team of people, including detectives, specially trained search officers, uniform officers and honorary police.
‘There is quite a big team working on this.’
He added: ‘We would also like to encourage people across the Island to check their sheds and outbuildings.’
Insp de Freitas said that the case was a missing persons inquiry and there was ‘no suspicion of anything untoward’.
Mr Frost is about 6ft tall, of medium build and has grey hair. The police believe he may be wearing a grey hoodie, navy shirt and navy jeans.
His family are currently being supported by specially trained family liaison officers.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the police on 612612, dialling option 2, then option 4.