Missing elderly bushwalker found
UPDATE Saturday October 20: Police have confirmed a man missing on the Mt Larcom trail yesterday became lost on his way down the mountain.
The man was located safe and well at about 6pm last night.
Initial reports believed the man continued up the summit while his female partner returned to the base of the mountain.
Reports this morning indicate the 55-year-old woman and man were in the vicinity of the summit around 10.30am when the man decided to head back down.
On his way he became disoriented and ended up on the other side of the mountain.
The woman on her return to the base, discovered the man was not there and tried to find him before calling for help about 3pm.
Calliope SES attended the scene and the Capricorn Rescue Helicopter successfully found and winched the man to safety.
Ambulance officers checked him over at the Gladstone Airport and while dehydrated, he was deemed fine to go home.
Police advise people attempting the Mt Larcom walk to take plenty of water with them, stay together if they are in a group and let friends and family know you are going.
UPDATE 6.15pm: Capricorn Rescue Helicopter has successfully located and rescued the missing man.
BREAKING NEWS: Emergency service workers and SES service members are on standby after an elderly bushwalker failed to return from the popular Mt Larcom climb this afternoon.
The 65-year-old Brisbane man and his partner set off on the walk at approximately 9.30am Friday morning.
The man's partner chose to return to the base approximately 1 hour into the walk , however the male bushwalker continued on.
His partner raised the alarm with Gladstone Police at 3pm this afternoon after her partner did not return.
The Capricorn Rescue Helicopter has now been activated and is conducting an aerial search of the mountain.