Search continues for missing hiker in Binna Burra

UPDATE @ 3.30pm: A search is continuing for a 65-year-old Brisbane man, who has been missing in Lamington National Park since March 29.

Police have conducted searches over the last few days around the Lamington National Park, Green Mountain and Binna Burra tracks, however without success.

Concerns are being held for the man’s welfare due to his lack of  clothing and supplies.


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Search and Rescue Coordinator, Senior Sergeant Glenn Ryder said that extreme weather from ex-cyclone Debbie initially hampered searchers in locating the missing person.

“It’s been rough terrain to cover due to the weather conditions, we had mud and other debris to clear before we were able to access the area. The weather is also impeding our ability for an aerial search but we hope to get the helicopters up shortly.”

“We are in constant contact with the man’s family providing them support during this uncertain time.” Senior Sergeant Ryder said.

The search comprises of over 40 personnel including local Rangers, Police and SES members.

EARLIER @ 9.30am: The search continues on Monday for three people still missing after Queensland was hit by wild weather.

The body of a 77-year-old Eagleby man Nelson Raebel was found in the flood-ravaged southeast on Saturday afternoon.

He’s the state’s first victim following ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie.

Police are still looking for a man in his 60s who went bushwalking at Lamington National Park.

The SES says hopes are fading of finding this man alive.

50-year-old David Heidemann is missing from Mondure, west of Gympie, and 58-year-old John Frost from Mount Pleasant in Mackay.

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