Elderly man survives night lost in bushland near Mt Isa

The Mt Isa-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has helped in the search for a missing man, south of Mt Isa.

Friends of the man, raised the alarm after he had gone for a bush walk and not returned to camp.

The rescue helicopter was tasked by the Queensland Police Service (QPS) shortly before 1:30 yesterday afternoon (April 3rd).

The chopper crew searched for hours, along creek beds and fence lines, but were unable to locate the man.

QPS stood down the crew around 8 o’clock last night.

After having been missing for almost 24 hours, police managed to locate the man around 8am today (April 4th).