Bushwalker found safe and well

 

A MAN who went missing at Mount Warning National Park near Murwillumbah has been found safe and well almost 18 hours later.

The 75-year-old Perth man was bushwalking with three relatives when he became separated from the group around 4.15pm yesterday.

Tweed Byron police, NSW SES, NSW Volunteer Rescue Association and the National Parks and Wildlife Service conducted an extensive search yesterday however the search was suspended around 9.40pm due to darkness and hazardous terrain and resumed at 7am this morning.

Murwillumbah SES unit controller Chris Chrisostomos said the man was found around 10.15am today.

"He's in pretty good condition considering his age, he was just a little dehydrated," Mr Chrisostomos said.

"His wife is with us now and his relatives staying nearby are very relieved."

Mr Chrisostomos said the man was convinced he was going to walk out of the national park unassisted.

"We've given him food and water but he's convinced he's going to walk out of here so we're going to stay with him for now."


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