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55 Y O Reported Missing Off Coast Of Innisfail

A search has resumed for a man reported missing off the coast of Innisfail on Tuesday.  

Police and emergency services commenced an air and sea search on Tuesday afternoon.

At about 6.40PM, a boat (pictured below) belonging to the 55-year-old was located drifting unattended at the mouth of the Johnstone River.


Image Credit: QPS

A search of the coastline was commenced from South Barnard Islands to Cooper Point which was assisted by the Rescue R510 helicopter, however the man was not located.

The search recommenced in a 250 square nautical mile area off the coast of Innisfail involving water police, Volunteer Coast Guard, helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.

Police want to hear from any boat users who were in the area prior to 6.40PM on Tuesday who observed a white 5.6 meter Bar Crusher vessel with a maroon stripe and a Suzuki outboard motor.