Elderly man found after search and rescue mission

Bundaberg based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crew has treated a man in his early 70s who went missing close to Bundaberg Sugar Plantation today.

The crew was tasked to the search and rescue mission at 3:36pm, when neighbours and friends of the man notified authorities that he had not returned from his daily 8:00am walk.

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter commenced the search only eight kilometres from the helicopter base.

Soon after the crew began their search, they were notified by Queensland Police Service that the patient had been found.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crew landed and treated the patient, who suffered from disorientation, dehydration and heat stress.

After assessment and treatment from the crew's Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedic, the patient was transported via road to the local hospital.

The patient travelled in a stable condition.