Search operation at Greenvale

Police have launched a search operation after a man was reported missing at Greenvale, west of Townsville this morning.

A 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 located.

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 has commenced focusing around a mine site north of the Lynd.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via 24hrs per day.

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