Missing man rescued from Gold Coast hinterland

UPDATE @ 5.30am, May 30 | A 66-year-old man, who had been missing for more than two days in the Gold Coast hinterland, has been at the centre of a major rescue operation.

Vincent Heuston was reported missing on Thursday after last being seen at a home on North Street in Tamborine Mountain on Wednesday afternoon.

Emergency services were reportedly called to Tamborine Mountain on Friday night after nearby residents reported hearing calls for help from thick bushland off the same street Mr Heuston was last seen on.


However, visibility became an issue and the operation had to be called off until Saturday.

Rescue teams eventually scaled down the cliff and winched him to safety around 2pm.

He was taken to hospital for treatment for an injured pelvis and exposure to the elements, as temperatures dropped well into the single digits on Friday night and into Saturday morning.

EARLIER @ 6.00am, May 28 | Police are calling for help to locate a man missing from Tamborine Mountain for a couple of days.

66-year-old Vincent Heuston was last seen at an address on North Street, Tamborine Mountain around 2.00 pm on Wednesday, May 26.

Police and family hold concerns for Vincent because he has a medical condition and this behaviour is out of character.

He’s described as Caucasian in appearance, with a proportionate build and grey hair.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact police immediately.

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