German backpacker feared missing in remote Western Australia

A massive land and air search is under way for a German backpacker feared missing in a remote part of Western Australia’s Gascoyne region.

Police say the man had been attempting to complete a 490 kilometre solo trek from Carnarvon to Mount Augustus with very little supplies.

A station hand reprtedly came across the man around 100 kilometres east of Carnarvon on Saturday and noticed he had very little food or water to last him the journey.


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The man, described as being aged between 20 and 30 years old, reportedly told the station hand his name was ‘Daniel’.

Police believe he may have left Carnarvon just under a fortnight ago.

A land and air search is now under way.

Police have appealed for information from his friends in Perth – who knew he was doing the walk – or anyone who may have met him during the trek.

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