Troubled Olympian Grant Hackett reportedly found 'alive and sober'

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Troubled Olympian Grant Hackett has been found "alive and sober" on the Gold Coast, according to his father Neville.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08:  Grant Hackett of Australia catches his breath after competing in the Men's 200 Metre Freestyle during day two of the 2016 Australian Swimming Championships at the South Australia Aquatic Centre on April 8, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Grant Hackett of Australia catches his breath after competing in the men's 200 metre freestyle during day two of the 2016 Australian Swimming Championships.

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Hackett, who was reported missing by his father earlier this afternoon, made contact with police late in the day.

"Grant's been found alive and sober," Mr Hackett said outside the family's Mermaid Waters home. "He's spoken to police."

Mr Hackett said he still wasn't sure where his son was, a day after he was arrested for being aggressive and abusive at the family home.

"He's actually hiding because he's very, very embarrassed about all this."

Friends and family of the 36-year-old had been searching for him after he was last seen at 7.30am at a Gold Coast hotel today before he missed an appointment with his lawyer.

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