Body found near TAFE identified as missing man

A BODY found in bushland near the Wide Bay Institute of TAFE at Urraween has been identified.

The body of Andrew Mason was found on January 23.

The 53-year-old Cooloola Cove man was last seen leaving Hervey Bay Hospital on January 18.

In a missing person release, police said Mr Mason might have become disoriented in an attempt to make his way home.

Andrew Mason of Cooloola Cove was last seen at Hervey Bay Hospital on January 18.
Andrew Mason of Cooloola Cove was last seen at Hervey Bay Hospital on January 18. Contributed