Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Father Located at Dam

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Father Located at Dam

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Louise Starkey

louise.starkey@dailymercury.com.au

SES controller Mark Connors put himself in the shoes of a 40-year old missing Townsville man, as a father.

That was the motivation needed to help his unit push through the dry and hot conditions.

Mr Connors was just one of 22 volunteers from the Whitsundays, Bowen, Isaac and Mackay SES units to help search for Bradley David Edwards.

And, after two days their tireless efforts paid off.

Up to 120 Australian Defence Force soldiers joined SES units to spread out and search the land.

Mackay's RACQ CQ Rescue constantly flew overhead and about a dozen 12 police officers were part of the search.

Mr Edwards was found slumped under a tree on Yacamunda cattle station near Mount Coolon, 250km west of Mackay.

He was located near a large dam about 6. …

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