Qld man found dead after mustering trip


An elderly man and his horse have been found dead on a southeast Queensland property after disappearing while mustering cattle away from floodwaters.

Searchers found the 80-year-old's body on the property at Glenleigh, west of Bundaberg, on Saturday morning.

He had failed to return to his homestead after mustering his cattle to higher ground on Friday.

Police were alerted to the man's disappearance that night.

They began a land search of the property, which ran into the early hours of Saturday morning.

RACQ CareFlight Bundaberg began an air search at first light and found the man's dead horse before being dispatched to another job.

The man's body was found during a land search later on Saturday.