Shaken family of missing father Steven Clough make desperate plea for help after he vanished during camping trip at Skipworth Reserve, Victoria

Police are looking for Steven Clough (pictured), who was last seen leaving a campsite at Skipworth Reserve in Kevington, about three hours northeast of Melbourne, on Friday.
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The family of a father who has not been seen for two days have launched a desperate appeal for help finding the missing camper.

Steven Clough, 58, was last seen leaving a campsite at Skipworth Reserve in Kevington, about three hours northeast of Melbourne, about 2pm on Friday.

The 58-year-old told his partner Tammy he was going for a ride on his motorcycle near the dirt bike trails near Mount Terrible.

His family have not heard from Mr Clough, who usually informs loved ones of his whereabouts.

Police are looking for Steven Clough (pictured), who was last seen leaving a campsite at Skipworth Reserve in Kevington, about three hours northeast of Melbourne, on Friday.

Sonia Clough (pictured right) urged locals and anyone who may have been in the area to search for her father

Sonia Clough (pictured right) urged locals and anyone who may have been in the area to search for her father

Concerned for his welfare, they contacted police, who have since launched a massive search for the experienced camper and dirt bike rider.

Officers, including detectives from specialized units, began an extensive ground search on Friday.

The air wing was also deployed by the police to assist in the search and rescue efforts.

On Sunday, Mr Clough’s daughter Sonia thanked those, including members of the public, who joined the search for her missing father.

“He’s a smart man, he knows nature well, he’s done it all his life and he doesn’t make stupid mistakes,” she said Nine news.

‘Help him look, find him, bring him home – especially for my mother.’

Sonia said her mother was shocked and stressed as she did not know where Mr Clough is.

“I just hope he doesn’t get hurt out there and we see him again,” she said.

She took to Facebook on Saturday to appeal to anyone who may have seen him on the bike trail or near the campsite to contact her.

Inspector Rachel Goss said police vehicles encountered rough and rugged terrain during the ground investigation.

Police and emergency vehicles (pictured) have encountered rough and rugged terrain during the search and rescue operations so far

Police and emergency vehicles (pictured) have encountered rough and rugged terrain during the search and rescue operations so far

Inspector Goss said that while Mr Clough would be well equipped with resources should he get into trouble, she was still concerned for his welfare due to the cold weather over the past two nights.

Officers who resumed their search on Saturday were stranded by adverse weather conditions, but search and rescue efforts resumed on Sunday.

Mr Clough is described as white, with a medium build and short hair.

He was last seen wearing light-colored motorcycle clothing and a black helmet with green stripes.

His motorcycle is a black, white and orange KTM 350 dirt bike.

Anyone with information or who has seen Mr Clough is urged to contact Benalla Police Station on 03 5760 0200.

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