Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Search underway for missing fisherman

Police are undertaking a search for a 69-year-old man after he failed to return from a fishing trip in the Hinchinbrook Island area.

Police say the man went fishing around 3pm in Gayundah Creek and was expected back an hour later.

“The man’s wife contacted police when he failed to return and was unable to be reached via radio,” Queensland Police said in a statement this morning.

“Police conducted a search operation last night and located the man’s upturned two metre boat around 2.30am this morning.”

The man has not yet been located

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