Missing hiker found after search in Victoria’s Grampians National Park

A British hiker has been found after going missing while on a solo bushwalk Victoria.
Police launched a search for Richard Johns after failing to contact his family

The 52-year-old left alone for the hike from Halls Gap to Barooka Lookout in the Grampians National Park around 2pm on Saturday and never returned.

Missing British hiker Richard Johns set off from Halls Gap yesterday and never returned.
Missing British hiker Richard Johns set off from Halls Gap yesterday and never returned. (Victoria Police)

Johns is unfamiliar with the area, where temperatures are expected to drop to 1 degree, Victoria Police said in a statement.

Airborne police, park rangers and the SES scoured the bush for any signs of the missing hiker.

Just after midnight on Monday, police announced the hiker had been found safe and sound.

“Victoria Police would like to thank everyone for their assistance,” a spokesperson said in a statement.

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