UPDATE 12PM: POLICE believe the body which was found in Eungella National Park is missing bushwalker Sean Russell, although absolute confirmation is still needed.
Mackay Inspector Peter Flanders said the mission to recover the body lasted until 4.15am today.
"The deceased was taken to the Mackay Hospital morgue, a post mortem has to be done and DNA testing will be a part of that process," Insp Flanders said.
9AM: A man's body has been recovered from Eungella National Park after it was located in a remote location by two teenagers.
A police spokesman said it is believed the body could be a man who went missing in that area last month, however DNA testing is yet to confirm this.
Both SES volunteers and police officers retrieved the body yesterday.
OVERNIGHT: Two teens are dealing with the aftermath of discovering a man's body while they were hiking at Finch Hatton Gorge in Eungella National Park, west of Mackay.
An investigation into the man's identity has begun.
The discovery comes more than a month after lawyer and Marian man Sean Russell went missing in the vicinity on August 4. Extensive search efforts failed to locate him.
Meanwhile, the two boys who found the man's body led police and SES volunteers to that location yesterday.
Nine SES volunteers from Mirani and Mackay, two police officers and three forensic team members entered the national park grounds just after 2pm to conduct the retrieval.
Mackay police district duty officer Senior Sergeant Tony McDowall said the bushwalkers immediately reported the discovery to police.
"A couple of local (teen) bushwalkers, were doing some extra bushwalking and happened to come across it (the body)," Snr Sgt McDowall said.
"(The body) was a fair distance in and not near a walking track. It will probably be late this afternoon (yesterday) or early this evening (yesterday) before we can get back out.
"But it will depend on how long our scientific examinations take in there."
He said he was unsure how long it would take before the identity of the man could be confirmed.
"That will be up to the coroner," Snr Sgt McDowall said.
"We won't know who it is until we do some forensic examinations."
Police called for more assistance in the area in the late afternoon.
"We had an initial party go in," Snr Sgt McDowall said.
"But more SES will come in to assist with the operation."
A police road block was set up at the entrance to the gorge and as a result a number of people were turned away from the grounds.
EARLIER: Police and State Emergency Services (SES) volunteers are at Finch Hatton Gorge where a man's body was located today.
Mackay police DDO Senior Sergeant Tony McDowall said the search would take them into the evening.
"The deceased was found by bushwalkers earlier this morning," Snr Sgt McDowall said.
"We have no idea of the identity of the deceased at this time."
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