Desperate Search For Missing German Hiker Continues

Authorities are still in search of a man notified missing in regional Western Australia.

Police received the alert of the missing 69 year-old German tourist from his wife. The couple had started a hike of Mount Augustus at 9am on Saturday, but took different routes along the trail.

The man's wife arrived back to their car at 3pm and waited for an hour before seeking help from other tourists in the area, police reported.

A rescue jet was deployed overnight to conduct a search of the area and further rescue teams and volunteers continued to look for him during Sunday, however, the man has not yet been located.