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Missing person found in hospital

A MISSING person who fled the Whitsundays after he was recognised in an Airlie Beach cafe, has been found and re-connected with his family.

Matthew Shirvington, aged 28, was suspected of faking his own suicide after he went missing from his Cooma home in June 2013.

Later in the year, Mr Shirvington turned up in Airlie Beach, where he worked in a cafe under the name of Charlie Bell.

The inquest into Mr Shirvington's death was terminated in April this year, due to the fact that two school friends had spotted him working in the cafe last December.

NSW police continued to appeal for anyone with information about his whereabouts to come forward.

On May 7, Mr Shirvington turned up at a hospital in Rockhampton.

Officer in Charge of the Whitsunday Police Station, Acting Senior Sergeant Brad Teys, said he was undergoing observations and had been re-connected with his family.

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