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Search continues for man in NSW bushland

AAP logoAAP 9/08/2016 By Anna Hitchings

Police say they will search for as long as it takes to find a man missing in rugged bushland northwest of Sydney since Sunday after a camping party.

Tiemuzhen Chalaer was last seen early on Sunday morning when he walked into the bush near Wisemans Ferry with no supplies and no medication for his medical condition.

Police were notified on Sunday night when friends realised he hadn't returned and have spent the past three days trying to find Mr Chalaer but are not giving up hope.

"We'll keep searching for as long as it takes," Hawkesbury police Acting Inspector Jim Powers told AAP on Wednesday after a third day of searching.

"We're operating on the assumption that this is still a rescue mission."

A search party made up of about 40 police and SES members resumed its search at 9am on Wednesday after spending Monday and Tuesday scouring bushland near the Wheelbarrow Ridge Road track in Lower Portland.

Act Insp Powers said they have searched roughly 500m of bushland to either side of the campsite as well as surrounding creek beds and streams.

"The scrubland is quite thick, the terrain is quite rough, it's hilly, there's drop offs and all sorts of hazards," he said.

"We've searched the area immediately surrounding (the campsite) and we're extending it out a bit larger now."

The search party will return to the area on Thursday for a fourth day.

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