Police are searching for a missing prospector who failed to return to his camp in the Mid West region on Monday night.
Justin Davies had been camping with family members 24 kilometres east of Cue when he failed to return to camp at 6pm.
Police launched an aerial and ground search for the 48-year-old on Tuesday as temperatures in the area topped 44 degrees.
Mr Davies is described as light skinned, 175 centimetres tall, medium build, brown eyes and greying brown hair.
He was last seen wearing a long sleeve dark green shirt, shorts, a black and red baseball cap and boots.