A man missing for five days in the Grampians has been found alive.
Hiker Julio Ascui was found in Halls Gap, Victorian Police said in a statement:
"The 50-year-old was reported missing after failing to contact family members since his last Facebook post on 29 December.
Police are currently speaking with Julio and working towards extracting him safely.
Police would like to thank everyone involved in the search for Julio whose efforts have resulted in this successful outcome.
More information to follow when it becomes available."
The man told the ABC he stayed alive by drinking water from rivers but said he was very grateful to be found.