Police from Gnowangerup and Albany coordinated a search with SES volunteers for missing 81 year old Spencer Park man on Bluff Knoll last night Thursday 2 August 2018.
Police were alerted at about 7.40pm that the man hadn’t returned from his hike., WA Police say
There were concerns for his welfare due to his age and the extreme weather front passing through the Great Southern area causing very cold temperatures.
The search commenced and police eventually established contact with the missing person via his mobile phone.
The male was able to convey enough information to the searching groups that he was able to be located just off of the main track in a gully.
At around 1.00 am the searchers located the male in reasonable health but with a minor injury to his leg.
With assistance the man has walked off Bluff Knoll.
The man was taken to the Gnowangerup Hospital for assessment.