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Search launched for Muhammad Ferdiansah after vehicle found abandoned in Stirling Range National Park

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A ground and aerial search is underway for a 26-year-old man whose vehicle was found abandoned in Stirling Range National Park.

The Great South Police have launched a public appeal for information on Muhammad Ferdiansah.

They have “urgent welfare concerns” for Mr Ferdiansah after his vehicle was found in the parking lot at Mt Toolbrunup on Saturday.

He is described as 175cm tall with an average build and short black hair.

We don’t know what he’s wearing.

SES volunteers from Albany, Mount Barker and Gnowangerup search the national park near Mount Toolbrunup.

Police air assets are also involved in the search.

Mount Toolbrunup is the second highest peak in the Stirling Range, behind Bluff Knoll.

Trails WA classifies the 4 mile round trip hike to the summit as a Level 5 walk – a higher degree of difficulty than Bluff Knoll.

Camera iconEmergency services at the scene of a search in Stirling Range National Park. Credit: Albany SES/Facebook

“Toolbrunup Peak overlooks the other western peaks and offers uninterrupted views in all directions, but can only be reached if you are fit, agile and ready to climb steep rocky sections,” the Trails WA website states.

“The trail leaves the parking lot and goes through woods, mostly following the bank of a stream and getting steeper.

“Beyond the forest it rises steeply over large boulders, loose boulders, and steep scree to a saddle near the top of the southwest buttress.

“From there it’s a short, steep race to the top.”

The view from the top of Mount Toolbrunup in the Stirling Range.
Camera iconThe view from the top of Mount Toolbrunup in the Stirling Range. Credit: Karen douglas

Sunday’s search comes after two hikers were rescued at Bluff Knoll on the first weekend of 2022.

It’s been a busy start to the year for local SES volunteers, who also witnessed a cliff fall in West Cape Howe National Park, a bushfire in Albany and a search near Denmark.

Anyone seeing Mr. Ferdiansah is asked to immediately call the police on 131 444.