Truck driver found after vanishing near flooded road
UPDATE: A missing man subject of a land search has been located.
Searchers found the Kuranda man who went missing near a flooded road at around 2.15pm on Sunday.
He was flown by Rescue Helicopter to Townsville University Hospital suffering pain from a pre-existing back injury and dehydration.
EARLIER: A critical search operation is under way after a Kuranda man and his truck went missing near a flooded river west of Townsville.
The 38-year-old was travelling along a road off the Kennedy Development Rd at Greenvale to a worksite on Friday when he came across a flooded river.
Police said he planned to stop near the river overnight and reassess his journey the following morning.
A colleague travelled out to meet him on Saturday morning but 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," QPS said in a statement.
The man was 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 begun focusing around a mine site north of the Lynd.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police.
Originally published as Far North truck driver found after vanishing near flooded road