An avid hiker and father of two who had been lost in the Grampians for five days
Julio 'Lester' Ascui, from Keilor Downs, has been missing since Friday, last posting a photo from Halls Gap on social media.
The Keilor Downs man was found alive on Wednesday morning with only cuts and bruises.
"I just coming to trek and I was lost for five days,"
Asked how he felt after being rescued, the 50-year-old said the moment was amazing. "I was really thirsty," he said.
Footage shared by Channel Nine shows
His cousin Luis Ascui said he was "ecstatic".
The 50-year-old's car was located by family members at a car park on the corner of Stoney Creek Road and Rosea Track in Halls Gap at
Desperate family members, friends
More to come.