A 50-year-old man is missing at Mondure, west of Murgon.
A 50-year-old man is missing at Mondure, west of Murgon. Contributed

Search to resume for missing man on Saturday

FRIDAY, 10am: POLICE, emergency service workers and volunteers will resume the search for missing man David Heidemann tomorrow, more than a week since he went missing in Mondure, west of Murgon.

Senior Sergeant Lance Guteridge, of Mugon Police, said high water levels had hindered the search.   "We're planning, provided water levels drop sufficiently, to have a search on Saturday, using SES volunteers," Snr Sgt Guteridge said.   "We'll be searching on the banks of Barambah Creek and surrounding areas."  

Earlier this week police divers joined the search.   "Four police divers searched the canals leading into the creek, they couldn't search much of the creek, but they searched the canal that runs from Campbells Rd to the Creek junction," Snr Sgt Guteridge said.  

Mr Heidemann was last seen around 8pm on Thursday, March 30, walking to a friend's house on Campbells Rd.    He was reported missing after failing to meet his friend or return home.

MONDAY, 1.30pm: POLICE divers have added to the efforts to locate missing Mondure man, David Heidemann.

Mr Heidemann went missing near Barambah Creek, near Campbells Rd, west of Murgon, on Thursday night.  

Senior Sergeant Lance Guteridge of Mugon Police said an extensive search had been conducted over the weekend, and would continue this week.  

"Police and SES personnel conducted a ground search of the area off Campbells Rd on Friday, Saturday and Sunday," Snr Sgt Guteridge said.  

"Police used drones and kayaks to search Barambah Creek and water access from Campbells Rd."  

He said police divers arrived on scene on Monday morning to search areas around Barambah Creek.  

The volume of water in and around the creek following the rain from ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie made search efforts difficult, Snr Sgt Guteridge said.  

He also said water flow in the creek was relatively strong.  

Police divers will add to water-based efforts already carried out over the weekend. 

"SES personnel have searched Barambah Creek using a flood boat, and police have gone through in kayaks searching for the missing person," Snr Sgt Guteridge said.  

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service personnel trained in Swiftwater Rescue had also helped search the area.  

Snr Sgt Guteridge said no timeframe had been placed on the search efforts at this stage, and the search would continue throughout the week.  

He commended SES volunteers, who searched along the banks for three days.  

Mr Heidemann was last seen around 8pm on Thursday night, walking to a friend's house on Campbells Rd.  

He was reported missing after failing to meet his friend, and failing to return home.  

Police have appealed for public assistance. Phone Murgon Police on 4179 5222 with any information.

FRIDAY, 4.30pm: THE search for missing man David Heidemann is set to continue into the weekend.

A Murgon Police spokesman said Police, the SES and other emergency service workers were continuing to search for the 50-year-old, who had been missing since 8pm on March 30.

SES search for Missing Man: The SES have begun searching for a man believed to be missing west of Murgon.
SES search for Missing Man: The SES have begun searching for a man believed to be missing west of Murgon.

"We've had swift water rescue and a helicopter do a search," the spokesman said.

"At the moment we're still running out any and all inquiries that we have."

The spokesman said he urged anyone with any information to contact Murgon Police on 4179 5222.

FRIDAY MARCH 31, 11.15AM: POLICE are appealing for public assistance to help locate the 50-year-old man reported missing from Mondure, west of Murgon.

David Heidemann was last seen around 8pm leaving an address on Mondure Wheatlands Rd, telling family he was meeting a friend on Campbells Rd.

David was reported missing after failing to meet his friend and failing to return home.

Police hold grave concerns for David as parts of Campbells Road are currently subjected to flooding.

David is described as Caucasian, 170cm tall with a slim build, dark brown hair and hazel eyes.

He was last seen wearing dark jeans and a black zip-up jacket with a green motif on the front.

Police and emergency services are currently on scene conducting a search of the area.

Anyone who may have seen David or has any information in relation to his whereabouts is urged to contact police.

FRIDAY MARCH 31, 10.45AM: POLICE and Emergency Services are currently searching for a man missing near Murgon.

A Queensland Police spokeswoman said the 50-year-old Mondure man had been missing for several hours.

Emergency services began the search on Friday morning.

"They're searching around where he was last reported missing on Campbells Rd," the spokeswoman said.

"There was some suggestion of flooding around Campbells Rd.

"He was going for a walk to his friends house."

Campbells Rd is located close to Barambah Creek.

The spokeswoman said the man was one of four people still unaccounted for after severe weather across the state.

"That is a very low number considering how widespread this event has been," the spokeswoman said.

More to come.