Friends of missing Buxton man Tim Frohwein have expressed their concern for his safety, as the search for him continues for a sixth day.
Tim, 48, is believed to have gone out at around 1.20pm on Sunday and police said there had been a positive sighting of him by someone he knew on the old Roman road at 1.30pm. But despite an extensive search by police and mountain rescue teams, he has not yet been found.
Colleagues at Derbyshire police say Mr Frohwein’s disappearance is “totally out-of-character” and are concerned for his well being, as he has recently undergone knee surgery.
Mr Frohwein, who is Chief Inspector for Chesterfield and the Amber Valley, is a keen cricketer and has been involved with Buxton Cricket Club for many years.
Buxton CC chairman Tim Budd said: “Along with many others, we are desperately concerned for Tim’s welfare and sincerely hope that he will be found soon.
“Tim is a hugely liked and respected player within the club and the local cricketing community.
“He is also known more widely as a result of his work as a junior coach and his efforts in support of the club’s development plan over the last ten years.
“Our thoughts are with Lesley, Sam, Chris and Joel.”
Mr Frohwein, who is six foot three inches tall, was wearing a three quarter length dark coat, pale blue shirt and brown jeans. He may be carrying a walking pole. He has short dark hair and wears glasses.
Anyone with any information should call police on 101.