Toowoomba Range rescue: How mission unfolded

ANDREW Clay has beaten the odds, surviving four nights on the side of the Toowoomba Range amid freezing temperatures and heavy rains.

Mr Clay, 60, was reported missing late Wednesday night by his family after not being seen since early Sunday morning.

Police made a desperate appeal for information as to his location and specifically his car which was this morning found on Prince Henry Heights Dr.

With no sign of Mr Clay, police launched a large-scale search on the side of the mountain and, hours later, found the injured and hypothermic man alive.

Click through to see how the dramatic rescue mission unfolded.