A Morrinsville farm worker missing for more than three days
has been found after his family tracked him down through
Joshua Falwasser, 22, was reported missing after he texted
his brother on Friday night that he was hitchhiking home from
He was due back at work in Morrinsville to milk cows on
Saturday morning but never showed up. He had gone to Tauranga
with a relative on Wednesday to attend a party on Thursday.
"Family members had travelled to Tauranga to search for him
and through dogged determination, working through Facebook
contacts and tracking people down they were able to identify
the unknown friend where the party had been and located the
missing man at this person's address," Sergeant Mark Toomey
of Morrinsville police said.
The man had been hitchhiking home when he got a ride and then
his plans fell apart.
"From what we understand he fell asleep in a car and ended up
in Whakatane but lost his cell phone."