Rescue crews search for missing hikers

Experienced walkers lost at Mt Barney

Rescue crews search for missing hikers

Rescue crews are currently combing Mt Barney west of the Gold Coast after two experienced hikers failed to return from a two-day hike.

Police and SES are on the ground looking for the two men, one in his 20s the other in his 50s, while the chopper is searching the surrounding National Park from above.

The hikers set off on Saturday morning and were due back on Sunday evening, but police were alerted when they failed to show up.

A search last night located the men’s vehicle parked in the Cleared Ridge car park.

It is understood the men are experienced bushwalkers however storms impacted the area yesterday evening.