Frantic search for man who disappeared after calling triple-0

A desperate search is underway for a missing Perth man who called police to say he had been bitten by a snake while out bushwalking near Kelmscott on Monday.

There has been no sign of Nathan Scattini since he called St John Ambulance early in the morning where he told an operator he had been bitten by a snake at Bob Blackburn Reserve in Seville Grove.

When paramedics arrived, the 41-year-old was nowhere to be seen. There are now serious fears he is unwell and needs urgent medical help.

Knowing time was critical, police sent a helicopter over the area and nearby suburbs of Champion Lakes and Kelmscott last night, using heat seeking equipment to try to find him.

Further searches on foot and horseback all proved unsuccessful, while attempts to locate Mr Scattini through his mobile phone also turned up no new leads.

As the SES search intensifies, police have released images of his face in the hope someone may have picked him up and taken him to hospital.

Police also confirmed that they have dealt with Mr Scattini in the past but insisted this search is unrelated to those matters, saying they’re treating this as a purely medical issue.

Nathan Scattini is described as being light skinned, 175cm tall, medium build and short dark hair. He was last seen wearing a black top, shorts, sneakers and sunglasses.

Police are urgently seeking the whereabouts of 41 year old man, Nathan SCATTINI. It is believed he was walking in…

Posted by Western Australia Police Force on Sunday, March 17, 2019

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