After 5 days missing in Gold Coast Hinterland, 58-year-old bushwalker missing since Saturday in the Lamington National Park on the Gold Coast has been found alive.
It is believed the man walked out of the national park on Christmas Creek Road and approached a farmhouse.
The occupant of the farmhouse then called emergency services.
The man has been taken to Logan hospital in a stable condition.
Police said the man was found safe and well.
The search for the man resumed this morning and focused on 30 square kilometres that had previously been searched.
Sixteen professional hikers joined in the search this morning, which was led by police, SES volunteers and National Parks staff.
Inspector Mike Dowdy said search crews were following creek lines through the national park.
“We started that earlier in the week based on the assumption that he had one or two days worth of water,” he said.
“You become thirsty before you become hungry.
“The natural instinct is if I can hear water or see water I’ll head towards water.” To read more click here.
The hiker missing for five days in rugged southeast Queensland bushland has emerged with only a few scratches.
He was advised to wait for rescuers but a search the next morning failed to find any trace of him.
It sparked a large-scale air and ground search by SES volunteers and police.
They were joined by a group of experienced bushwalkers on Wednesday night, who camped in close to freezing conditions.
The man reportedly walked out of bushland at the southwest side of the national park on Thursday morning, where he was treated for minor cuts shortly before 10am.
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