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Qld Bushwalkers missing

27 Jun 2009 10:27 AM

Queensland Police and SES volunteers are continuing to search for five bushwalkers missing from Neurum Creek .. near Woodford.

Two adults .. aged in their 30s .. and three children .. aged between seven and nine .. went missing from the area .. north-west of Brisbane .. yesterday afternoon.

Police say a woman phoned police about 4.45pm yesterday saying the group had tried to walk to a nearby gorge and became lost on their way back down a mountain.

Rescuers tried to reach the bushwalkers last night but persistent rain and muddy ground made searching too dangerous and the search was suspended around 2.30 this morning.

A ground search commenced at first light this morning using five quad bikes and a helicopter.

AAP RTV pjb/crh