A 92-year-old man was found on a hillside in Fanling yesterday, after getting lost near Lam Tsuen Country Park and surviving for three days on nothing but water from a stream. Chan Tsun-tong told rescuers that he was 'starving and exhausted' when they found him sitting on a path on a hillside, according to police. He was recovering last night in North District Hospital. His ordeal began when he went missing during a grave-sweeping trip to Wo Hop Shek Cemetery on Sunday, organised by his clan welfare organisation. His family reported him missing on Sunday night after he failed to return to his Wong Tai Sin flat. Officers from Kowloon East launched an extensive search around the cemetery and nearby areas but found no trace of Mr Chan, a police spokeswoman said. Yesterday, a hiker heard someone shouting for help on a hillside off Fai Ming Road in Fanling, at about 8.30am. But the hiker could not find him and called police. Police and firemen launched a search and later found the elderly man sitting on a path off Fai Ming Road. 'He was conscious but he was weak and exhausted,' senior Fanling fire station officer Tse Ying-kit said. After visiting Mr Chan in the hospital, a spokesman for the welfare organisation, surnamed Lee, said: 'He is very tired but he appears in good health and spirits. 'He managed to collect water from a stream to drink, but had nothing to eat. He slept on the hillside over the past three nights. 'He did not have a mobile phone so he could not call for help. He kept walking but failed to find anyone.' A spokesman said police officers from the Kowloon East missing-persons unit were following up the case, but an investigation had found nothing suspicious.