Qld bushwalker follows creek to safety

A bushwalker who spent three days lost in the Queensland rainforest has managed to save himself by following a creek.

The man was found walking along the Kennedy Highway at Kuranda, north of Cairns, about 10pm on Tuesday. He'd been missing since Sunday when he became separated from a bushwalking companion and did not have food or water with him.

Police say the man followed a creek, which led him to the highway where he was found. He was taken to hospital for checks but had only minor injuries.

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