This dinghy was found empty with the motor running in the vicinity of Big Woody Island. Grave fears are held for the man previously seen operating the boat.
This dinghy was found empty with the motor running in the vicinity of Big Woody Island. Grave fears are held for the man previously seen operating the boat. Roderick Makim

Body found during search for man missing from dinghy

UPDATE: A body has been found in the search for an elderly man believed to have fallen overboard from a dinghy near Big Woody Island.

Police confirmed a body had been recovered but no further details are available at this stage.

EARLIER: Hervey Bay Water Police are searching for a man believed to be missing in waters off Urangan Harbour.

Initial information suggests a man, the sole occupant of a dinghy, left the Urangan Harbour about 10.30am and was last seen heading south.

At 11am, the dinghy was located empty in the vicinity of Woody Island.

A land and air search is under way.

Anyone with information which might help should contact Crime Stoppers via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au.


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