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Bushwalker missing for five nights in Lamington National Park found alive

ABC News logo ABC News 26/05/2016

Search crews had followed creek lines through the national park. © ABC News/Ashleigh Stevenson Search crews had followed creek lines through the national park. A 58-year-old bushwalker missing since Saturday in the Lamington National Park on the Gold Coast has been found alive.

It is believed the man walked out of the national park on Christmas Creek Road and approached a farmhouse.

The occupant of the farmhouse then called emergency services.

The man has been taken to Logan hospital in a stable condition.

Police said the man was found safe and well.

The search for the man resumed this morning and focused on 30 square kilometres that had previously been searched.

Sixteen professional hikers joined in the search this morning, which was led by police, SES volunteers and National Parks staff.

Inspector Mike Dowdy said search crews were following creek lines through the national park.

"We started that earlier in the week based on the assumption that he had one or two days worth of water," he said.

"You become thirsty before you become hungry.

"The natural instinct is if I can hear water or see water I'll head towards water."

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