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Missing Queensland man survives 18 days on wild mushrooms, dam water




A Queensland man missing for 18 days after his car became bogged has been found alive after eating wild mushrooms and drinking dam water.

Robert Weber, 58, is checked over by paramedics after being found on Sunday morning in the Gympie region.Credit:Queensland Police Service

Robert Weber, 58, was last seen with his dog leaving a hotel in Kilkivan, about 170 kilometres north-west of Brisbane, in a white 2000 model Ford Falcon sedan on January 6.

Police said Mr Weber, who is from Narangba in the Moreton Bay region north of Brisbane, had planned to drive about 410 kilometres to Dululu, south of Rockhampton, and arrive there the day after he disappeared.

Police officers, State Emergency Service volunteers and local community members spent a…

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