The coordinated land and air search for a 71-year-old man missing in Girrawaeen National Park since last Sunday will be scaled back after today as weather conditions continue to deteriorate.
The multi-agency search resumed this morning for Manfred Luck who was last seen by other hikers on Mount Norman around 10.30am on March 28, with the alarm being raised after he failed to check in to his accommodation in Glen Aplin the same night.
His vehicle, a 1991 blue Nissan Navara, remains parked at the trail head of Mount Norman.
The search today involved more than 15 Australian Defence Force personnel, over 30 State Emergency Service members, Queensland Fire and Rescue Service, National Parks and Wildlife officers as well as police consisting of ground units, dogs, drones and Polair.
Manfred, who is an experienced hiker, is described as Caucasian, around 170cm in height, has a proportionate build with brown hair and brown eyes and was carrying a bag at the time of his disappearance.
The terrain has proven challenging, with weather also hampering today’s search efforts.
Police will continue to canvass the area over the following days with reduced capabilities.
Please find below a link to drone vision of the search area taken by QFES: