Residents around Port Stephens may see police helicopters flying overhead today, as officers search for missing man Allan Bentley.

The 63-year-old was last seen in Tea Gardens on 26 April 2021, and was reported missing after he failed to attend pre-arranged appointments and his regular game of lawn bowls.

Police are concerned for his welfare and have set up a search command on Pindimar Road at Pindimar. 

Police and SES crews will be using trail bikes and vehicles to search the local bushtracks in the area.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 180 333 000.

Pictured: Missing man Allan Bentley