Updated

July 16, 2019 16:40:41

Melbourne man Michael Bowman, who had been missing in Tasmania’s rugged wilderness, has been found by search teams.

Tasmanian police said the 57-year-old has been flown to Hobart for medical assessment as a precaution.

The rescue chopper arrived shortly before 4:30pm.

A search began on Monday after Mr Bowman failed to return to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair Visitor Centre from a bushwalk on Saturday.

The alarm was raised by his next of kin after he failed to contact them.

He was carrying an emergency radio beacon but it is not known if it had been activated.

Police said they would release more details soon.

The search has been hampered by severe weather and deep snow.

Mr Bowman set off on July 3 and had planned to walk in the Mount Cuvier region.

His rescue has been one of several in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park in the past 48 hours.

More to come.

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First posted

July 16, 2019 16:10:23



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