33-year-old Francis from Jeparit in northwest Victoria has this afternoon been found.
It follows an extensive search in bushland around the Rocklyn area northeast of Ballarat.
According to friend Donald Johns, he wandered into his home in Grevillea Road Wendouree on foot after spending the night at Lake Wendouree.
“He’s eaten, had a drink, hasn’t needed medical attention and is in good spirits,” Mr Johns said.
A search has been launched for a man believed missing in Ballarat bushland.
33-year-old Francis from Jeparit in North West Victoria was last seen walking along Long Swamp Road at Rocklyn on Monday morning around 11.
It’s believed he may have entered Wombat State Forest.
He did not take any food, water or his phone with him.
He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt with a black “NXP” logo, tan shorts, blue/black converse runners and a black “Mighty Ducks” baseball cap.
The search for Francis includes officers from the Air Wing, Search & Rescue, Special Solo Unit, Mounted Branch, Dog Squad, Bush Search and Rescue and SES.
Anyone who sights Francis or has information on his whereabouts is urged to contact Bacchus Police Station on 5366 4500.