Robert Fairchild, a British national, who had been living in Perth for the past few years, was found unharmed after he went missing while attending a music festival in Western Australia.
Fairchild attended a music festival in the Western Australia when he wandered off and was lost in the dense bushland.
Braving freezing temperatures and dehydration he was found near where he had gone missing two days after friends had reported him as missing on Sunday night.
The 21-year-old was rescued by police on Tuesday morning about 2km’s from the venue of the music festival in the area of the Mundaring State Forest.
“We found him walking towards a camp site,” confirmed Inspector Tony Colfer of Wheatbelt District Office in Northam.
“’He was very disorientated and dehydrated and had to be conveyed by helicopter to the Royal Perth Hospital. He will be there overnight for observation,” Colfer told MailOnline.
“He was able to speak but hasn’t spoken about what happened – our concern was his safety and that was our main priority,” added the inspector.
Police conducted a search of the area where the man was last seen that night but were unable to locate him, Inspector Colfer said.
On Monday morning an extended land search resumed, which continued on Tuesday, when the man was found.
Participating in the search was a collaboration of 30 police officers, 80 SES personnel, the Department of Park and Wildlife rangers as well as air support, mounted police and a dog squad.
“It was a large-scale search so it was very important to work together to achieve a positive outcome. There’s not a lot of properties out there, so it’s pretty well isolated – it’s out in the middle of nowhere,” he said.
But now another British man remains missing. In an unrelated incident a Scottish man living in Melbourne has also been reported missing confirm Police and media reports.
British national Jonathan Ansell, 26, have not been heard of for over two weeks. The Scott told his mother in the UK that he was homeless and without money after his passport had been lost shortly before he disappeared. The case is being investigated.