A prisoner who went missing from Otago Correctional Facility has still not been found.

Dunedin police have completed an extensive search of a forest area near the prison using three police dogs.

Police will continue with ongoing enquiries.

Stephen Uriah Maddren went missing from the prison about 4pm yesterday.

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Maddren is described as a male caucasian, 25 years old, about 171cm tall, with brown or black coloured shoulder length hair.

He has no teeth and was last seen wearing green trackpants and a green top.

Police said he should not be approached, but if sighted, phone 111.

Anyone with information should call Dunedin Police on 03 471 4800. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.