Missing man found after Bethungra crash

Final update:

After a mass search, missing man Andrew Krause was located in a stable condition at Bethungra. 

Emergency services found Mr Krause after 11am. 

Ambulance NSW zone manager Eamonn Purcell said the Cootamundra man was found after 11am, with lacerations to the head and abdominal injuries.

Paramedics arrived some time later and drove the 28-year-old to Junee hospital. 

Update: Noon 

Cootamundra man Andrew Krause has been found and is believed to be well, according to Wagga police. 

Inspector Vergano said paramedics had been called to ensure the 28-year-old was “fine”. 


Cootamundra man Andrew Krause is missing and believed to be injured after his vehicle hit a tree near Bethungra on Tuesday morning.

Wagga police are appealing for assistance to locate Mr Krause, who has not been seen or heard from since 4am.

Inspector Robert Vergano said the 28-year-old made a call to his partner after the people mover he was driving hit a tree. 

“We are concerned for his welfare,” Inspector Vergano said. 

“Police found evidence of trauma – blood – in the vehicle.”

A mass search involving Ambulance NSW, NSW State Emergency Service, NSW Police and the dog squad is underway. 

Inspector Peter McLay said Mr Krause contacted to family let them know he's been involved in a collision at about 3.45am.

Inspector McLay said he was unsure as to why the man hadn’t contacted officials.

“The dogs are out to try and locate a scent in case he's wandered off into a creek somewhere half-injured and unable to get out," Inspector McLay said. 

"SES are doing the same; walking along creeks and checking for any signs."

Anyone who knows Mr Krause’ whereabouts are urged to contact Wagga police.