Bushwalker is forced to crawl for TWO DAYS to be rescued after shattering his leg when he fell six metres down a waterfall
A bushwalker who fell six metres down a waterfall in Queensland crawled for two days with a shattered leg until he was finally rescued. Queensland man Neil Parker, 54, fractured his leg and wrist in the fall on Sunday while walking by himself at Cabbage Tree Creek on Mt Nebo, northwest of Brisbane. Mr Parker, who is an experienced guide with Brisbane Bushwalkers, used hiking sticks to splint his leg.
A bushwalker who was reported missing in northern NSW has been located safe and well.
A search was initiated in New England National Park at Darkwood for 43-year-old Alexander James after he went missing during a three-day hike with three friends on the weekend.
Police said on Friday night, the first evening of the hike, Mr James went off alone to look for his own campsite.
His friends couldn't find him the next morning and they assumed the experienced bushwalker had gone ahead on his own.
However, when Mr James failed to show up at a meeting point at Cool Creek Crossing yesterday afternoon, they raised the alarm.
This afternoon, officers found a message on a sign along Horseshoe Road that believed to be from Mr James.
As they returned to the track, they found him safe and well.
Police would like to thank the public for their assistance and remind people to be prepared if they go bushwalking.
Concerns for welfare of one-year-old missing with father.
Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a one-year-old Western Sydney boy missing with his father. Lenny Atlay was last seen with his father – 32-year-old Jacob Misfud – at a property on Jamison Road, Kingswood at about 9pm on Saturday. Police were contacted yesterday and are concerned for their welfare, making enquiries to locate the two. Lenny is described as Caucasian in appearance, with hazel eyes and blond hair. He was last seen wearing an orange t-shirt and a nappy.