All North Helicopters Derby helps find missing man Sammy Walker

Helicopters can play such a pivotal role in the search for a missing person and that was proven early last month.

Sammy Walker a 79 year old experienced bushman was missing for two days in a remote, central Kimberley location after not telling family where he was going.

With some keen eyes and a helicopter in the air, it led to a successful outcome finding Sammy resting under a tree, with a water bottle 3/4 full.

It can be quite cold at night and hot during the day in this remote region, so with Sammy's knowledge of the area and bush skills, it was key to his survival.

For the full story on ABC radio click here: Relief and joy as missing 79yr old man found - Kimberley Breakfast - ABC Radio