Emergency crews, police and local pilots in mustering helicopters are searching for a 25-year-old man in remote outback Queensland, near the South Australia border. 

Key points:

  • The 25-year-old man went missing Sunday afternoon after becoming bogged 
  • It was understood he started walking to find help and became separated with another person
  • Temperatures in the area have been high and reached about 40 degrees Celsius on Sunday

The SA man was reported missing at about 4:30 Sunday afternoon.

Police said he was travelling in a convoy with a friend when their vehicles became bogged in the Durham area on Woomanooka Road.

It was understood they started walking to find help, but became separated when the woman turned back.

“Police are in touch with the man’s family as search efforts continue,” Senior Constable Mark Baker said.

Senior Constable Baker said the air and land search was launched on Monday.

“Our search is continuing today, involving the SES [State Emergency Service] and assistance from two local mustering helicopters,” he said.

“It has been a very hot weekend in this area, with temperatures believed to be around 40 degrees on Sunday.”