15 December 2022

UPDATE: Missing elderly man found in bushland by SES volunteers

| Claire Fenwicke
Join the conversation

Missing man Leopold Hungsberg was found safe and well after spending the night lost in the bush. Photo: ACT Policing.

UPDATE 1:30 pm – Following an extensive overnight bushland search, missing 74-year-old man Leopold Hungsberg has been found safe and well.

He was located in dense bushland by SES volunteers at about 11 am this morning (15 December).

An ACT Ambulance Service paramedic was winched down to Leopold from the TOLL Rescue Helicopter, and he was taken to Canberra Hospital for observations.

Officer in Charge of Tuggeranong Police Station Inspector Rod Anderson said the search joined together members from Tuggeranong Police Station, Rural Patrol, AFP Search and Rescue, the SES, Toll Rescue helicopter, and Parks & Conservation Rangers since 7 pm last night.

“Together with his family, we’re really pleased the missing person has been located safe and well,” he said.

“This great result demonstrates the very effective working relations our emergency services enjoy in the ACT and we thank the ACT SES volunteers for their tireless efforts, as well as the Canberra community who provided information about Leo.”

Police need our help to find Leopold (Leo) Hungsberg. Photo: ACT Policing.

7:30 am – Police need our help to find missing man Leopold Hungsberg, whose last known location is the cattle grate on Kambah Pool Road.

The 74-year-old, who also goes by Leo, has not been seen or heard from since 4 pm on Wednesday (14 December).

He’s described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 174 cm (5’7”) tall, with balding white hair, blue eyes, and of slim build.

Leopold has medical conditions and may appear disorientated.

English is his second language which could limit communication, however he is fluent in German.

It’s believed he is wearing blue jeans, blue runners and a blue jumper.

Anyone who may have information that could help police find Leopold is urged to contact ACT Policing Communications on 131 444, quoting reference number 7297245.

Join the conversation

All Comments
  • All Comments
  • Website Comments
Brett Lynden Everingham10:14 pm 07 Jan 23

Nothing Escapes the Real Long Arm of the Law.This Is 2023 Not Some Caveman Mentality Back before
300 A.D Everything’s Modern Administrative and reckons Laltitudes are the Mistake Even the International Time Line has been Moved East of Samoa since 2003 onwards Happy NEW Year Too If only They’de Used their Powers For Good instead of Evil.

Daily Digest

Want the best Canberra news delivered daily? Every day we package the most popular Riotact stories and send them straight to your inbox. Sign-up now for trusted local news that will never be behind a paywall.

By submitting your email address you are agreeing to Region Group's terms and conditions and privacy policy.