Champion Australian golfer Jack Newton goes MISSING – 30 years after he survived walking into a plane’s propeller and losing his arm
Champion Australian golfer Jack Newton has disappeared.
The 71-year-old was last seen walking on Wharf Road, Newcastle, at about 5.30pm on Wednesday and hasn’t been seen since.
His family reported him missing to Newcastle City Police District.
The 1978 Buick-Goodwrench Open PGA Tour champion was in July 2019 diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, which took his father Jack Snr’s life.
The 71-year-old was last seen walking on Wharf Road, Newcastle, at about 5.30pm on Wednesday and hasn’t been seen since
Newton famously survived after walking into a Cessna airplane propeller in a rain storm at Sydney Airport in 1983, losing his right arm, eye and part of his abdomen.
He was in a coma for several days after the incident and spent eight weeks in intensive care, where doctors gave him a 50 per cent chance of survival.
Police are urging anyone with information about Mr Newton’s whereabouts to contact Newcastle City Police or Crime Stoppers.
More to come.