68-year-old woman's body found in bushland at Mapleton

A person is missing in Mapleton Falls National Park
A person is missing in Mapleton Falls National Park Warren Lynam

UPDATE: POLICE have confirmed the body of a 68 year old woman has been found in Mapleton bushland this morning.

Sunshine Coast Police Acting Inspector Troy Pukallus confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances relating to her death.

Insp Pukallus said the woman's vehicle was found in the Mapleton Falls National Park carpark. He said it could have been there for up to a week. 

The woman's body was retrieved by helicopter. Insp Pakullus said the site could be accessed by foot but the terrain was "treacherous" and would involve a six hour effort.

"You'd be looking at a six hour recovery by foot so they're going to do it by helicopter," he said.

EARLIER: Fears for a person missing at Mapleton Falls National Park have sparked a search operation.

A Queensland Police Media spokeswoman confirmed a search was planned for early this morning at Mapleton Falls National Park.

The spokeswoman said police were notified of concerns about the owner of a vehicle parked at the national park yesterday at about 1.30pm.

Ongoing inquiries were undertaken by police yesterday afternoon and a search was planned for early this morning, she said. 

Anyone needing support or information about suicide prevention should contact Lifeline on 131 114.

Topics:  bushwalker missing

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