Search on for missing man in bush

POLICE yesterday enlisted the help of helicopters and State Emergency Service volunteers as they increased efforts to find a man missing in bushland south of Warwick.

The 40-year-old was reported missing after his vehicle became bogged on a property on Old Stanthorpe Rd, Wildash, on Sunday morning.

District officer for Warwick police inspector Greg Morrow said the man approached a farmhouse for help about 11am on Sunday.

Inspector Morrow said the man then headed back towards his vehicle and hadn't been seen since.

A search began later that afternoon, but was called off at night fall due to the dangers of searching the hilly wooded terrain in the dark.

Members of the police stock squad on horseback were assisted by dog squad officers as well as the RACQ CareFlight helicopter in a search that began at first light yesterday.

Insp Morrow said there were at least 30 people scouring the area for the missing man.

"He is in good health but there could be some underlying medical concerns," Insp Morrow said.

"We are hopeful we will find him this afternoon," he said yesterday.

Insp Morrow said the man was believed to have been from the Nambour region and was in Wildash visiting his sister on a nearby property.


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