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Police search for a man missing near Townsville

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UPDATE| A missing man subject of a land search has been found. He has been flown to Townsville University Hospital suffering pain from a pre-existing back injury and dehydration.

The Queensland Police Service would like to thank all those who assisted with the search.

 

EARLIER| A search is underway for a man reported missing at Greenvale, west of Townsville.

The 38-year-old Kuranda man was travelling along a road off the Kennedy Development Road to a worksite on Friday, January 8, when he came across a flooded river. 
 
He planned to stop near the river overnight and reassess his journey the following morning.
 
A colleague travelled out to meet the man on Saturday morning, however the man and his truck could not be found. 
 
Police hold serious concerns for the man’s welfare due to flooded waterways in the area.
 
The man is described as an experienced truck driver and was driving a white FY series Hino bearing Queensland registration 459 WFJ.
 
A multi-agency search involving ground crews, boats and aircraft is underway, focusing around a mine site north of the Lynd. 
 
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police.