Man leaves hospital after going missing west of Mackay
The 40-year-old man has been released from Mackay Base Hopsital, a hospital spokeswoman said.
The missing man has been found.
A police media spokesman was found about 12.30pm on a property.
The spokesman said he was airlifted to Mackay Base Hospital.
He was found sheltering under a tree after spending nearly three days missing on a remote cattle station near Mt Coolon, 250km west of Mackay.
A RACQ CQ Rescue crew spokesman said the missing man spent the last 24 hours close to the dam after seeing the rescue chopper in the distance yesterday as it conducted the first seven-hour aerial search of the area.
The search area was extended further north-west today which is where Mr Edwards was found.
The spokesman said the terrain searched today was quite barren and remote, with pockets of bushland and trees.
It was extremely hot and water was limited in the area so dehydration and exhaustion were factors considered by the helicopter crew in today's extended search.
The search for the missing man was co-ordinated by the Collinsville Police.
The rescue chopper arrived at the Mackay Base Hospital with the patient aboard about 3pm after refuelling at Moranbah.
Police are still searching for a 40-year-old Townsville man missing in the Mount Coolon area have released his photo, as an extensive air and ground search to locate him continues.
Bradley David Edwards went missing after the vehicle he had been travelling in with three friends broke down near the Bowen Development Road, approximately 10km north east of Yacamundah Station, early Monday morning.
The search, which includes police, SES volunteers and members of the Australian Defence Force are focusing the search efforts around Yacamunda Station via Mt Coolon.
Police hold concerns for the current well-being of Mr Edwards who may have become lost and disorientated in this area.
The area is extremely dry with limited access to water and police are continuing to urge members of the public to check their properties and remain vigilant if travelling through the area.
Police are asking anyone who sees, or has seen Mr Edwards to contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.
A RACQ CQ Rescue crew spokesman said the terrain being searched was quite barren and remote, with pockets of bushland and trees. Dehydration and exhaustion were now factors being considered by the helicopter crew in today's search.
The rescue helicopter conducted an extensive, seven-hour aerial search of the area yesterday between Mt Coolon and Yacamundah Station but failed to find any trace of a man. The search area has today been extended further north-west.
Yesterday's mission, co-ordinated by the Collinsville Police, had the Mackay-based rescue helicopter tasked for nine hours and flying more than 860 nautical miles (1592km) to search the area west of Mt Coolon.
Police have confirmed the missing man is from Townsville after an extensive an air and land search of the Mount Coolon and Burdekin Dam area.
The man was travelling with three friends, a 37-year-old man and two women aged 19 and 22 when their vehicle broke down at Yacamundah station on Bowen Developmental Rd, west of Mackay about 6am yesterday.
The 40-year-old man who police believe is familiar with the area, decided to walk for assistance and was last seen by his companions shortly after 8am.
Police were contact by staff at Yacamundah station yesterday afternoon after the other three people were located walking near the property by station staff.
Police started searching for the man yesterday. His vehicle - which he had left parked- was located at Burdekin Falls Dam on the southern side of the dam wall last night.
No sign of the man was found at this location, which is about 80km from where the other vehicle broke down.
Police are appealing to any motorists who may have seen a man walking in the area to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The man is Caucasian, 175cm tall with a slim build and short brown hair. It's believed he was wearing a dark coloured singlet, blue and yellow shorts and was carrying blue work trousers.
The search has been suspended overnight and will resume again tomorrow morning.
The search team is expected to include police, SES and the RACQ CQ Rescue crew.
A police media spokesman said police have been searching for a 40-year-old man west of Mount Coolon since yesterday.
The spokesman said the man is believed to be in the vicinity of Yacamundah station on Bowen Developmental Rd.
He could not provide information if the man was local, what time the search began yesterday and where the vehicle was located.
RACQ-CQ Rescue crew are searching west of Mount Coolon for a reported missing person.
A CQ Rescue spokeswoman said they received the call to begin the search about 8.30am today.
The spokeswoman said they were involved in the search for the missing person after a broken down car was found.
Mount Coolon is about three hours drive west of Mackay.