British backpacker Aslan King missing near Great Ocean Road after hitting his head during seizure
Emergency services have ramped up the search for a British backpacker who hit his head before running away from his campsite near the Great Ocean Road early on Saturday morning.
Aslan King, 25, was camping with friends near Princetown, about 230 kilometres south-west of Melbourne, when it is believed he had a seizure and hit his head about 2:00am.
His four friends, also British nationals, told police he then suddenly got up and ran from the area into the surrounding bushland.
"They're very concerned for his welfare," Acting Senior Sergeant Travis Barber said on Sunday.
Acting Senior Sergeant Barber said it was believed Mr King "may be disoriented and lost in the bush".
The search was ramped up on Sunday to include more than 60 people from Victoria Police, the State Emergency Service (SES) and Parks Victoria, as well as mounted police and an Air Wing helicopter.
Mr King had been holidaying in Australia for two weeks and had left Melbourne on Friday to head to the Great Ocean Road.
Acting Senior Sergeant Barber said the travellers had only arrived at the campsite on Old Coach Road on Friday and would be "very unfamiliar with the area".
The campsite, about 7 kilometres from the popular 12 Apostles, sits near the Gellibrand River and is within hundreds of metres of the ocean.
"The terrain is a bit of everything" within the search area, Acting Senior Sergeant Barber said.
According to his social media, Mr King is an illustrator usually based in Bristol.
Police said Mr King was wearing trackpants, a light grey T-shirt with a grey hoodie and green runners and may possibly have blood on his forehead.
Anyone who may have seen the 25-year-old is urged to contact Warrnambool Police Station on 5560 1333.