Divers still looking for missing North-West man

January 25, 2023 9:40 pm in by

Nicola Sallese

Divers who found the body of missing New Norfolk man Dale Nicholson in the Derwent River on Monday, seven years after he disappeared, were actually searching for a missing North-West Coast man.

Nicola Sallese, of Sheffield, 69 at the time of his disappearence, has been missing since November 2008, and despite extensive searches on the North-West Coast and other parts of the state coming up empty, his family has never given up hope.

The silver Toyota Camry he owned hasn’t been seen since he disappeared.

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His family has set up a Facebook page called Help Find Nicola Sallese, and have been crowd funding to finance an underwater search of Tasmanian rivers, lakes and dams, using state-of-the-art sonar technology.

The search has turned up a number of vehicles in the past 12 months, including cars at Longford and Huonville.