Police Beat / Search Underway for Man Missing in Remote Cape York, FNQ

Police are coordinating a search for missing Victorian man Bruce Atkinson, on a 4WD adventure in remote far north Queensland, after he failed to arrive at a campsite last night (Monday, August 2, 2021).

Bruce, who had been travelling in convoy with another Victorian man, was last seen around midday yesterday travelling east on Frenchman’s track, between Portland Road and Pascoe River.

The two Victorian men were traversing Frenchman’s track, a 4WD track with high difficulty, when 63-year-old Bruce decided to turn back instead of attempting to cross the Pascoe River.

Bruce made arrangements to meet up later at a campsite near the Wenlock River however he was reported missing to police after he failed to arrive last evening (August 2).

Bruce is driving a white 2016 Toyota Prado with Victorian registration 1PT40F (see images).

Bruce is described as Caucasian, approximately 160cms tall with a solid build and short, grey thinning hair.

Anyone who may have seen Bruce or his vehicle is urged to immediately contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

Quote this reference number: QP2101407400.