The importance of carrying an emergency locator beam was shown again after a search last weekend in North West Queensland.
Search crews located a man, aged in his fifties, after he became lost in bushland near Cloncurry on Saturday.
The Mount Isa RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was called to assist with the search and rescue operation, near Cloncurry on Sunday morning, December 2.
It's believed the man parked his car, and went for a walk last Saturday evening, December 1.
A Queensland Police Service spokesperson said he made a call around 8pm to say he was lost and disoriented.
The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crew conducted two area searches, refuelling at Cloncurry airport.
A local mustering helicopter, which was also assisting with the search, located the man safe and well just before 3pm Sunday.
He'd been missing for almost 24 hours.
RACQ LifeFlight Rescue pilot, Mike Slattery, said it's a fantastic result, considering the extreme heat conditions.
"The temperature peaked at nearly 45 degrees on Sunday, so to find the man in relatively good health was great,” Mr Slattery.
"It's a timely reminder to always carry an EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) which can transmit your GPS location and greatly assist in finding you quickly.”
He said people in remote areas should always carry one when on the move.
"No matter how short a journey you plan, take an EPIRB as you never know when it will save your life," he said.
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