Jake Preston BEARUP

Concern is held for missing 30 year old fishing boat mechanic Jake Preston BEARUP, who has not been seen since 11 January 2010.

Police were notified by concerned work colleagues from the Kailis Fishing Company in Exmouth after Jake failed to arrive for a rostered shift.

His work vehicle was located parked in the Exmouth Marina car park and a Kailis Fishing company boat was located upturned 3 kilometres off the coast of Exmouth.



Search resumes for missing man

Posted Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:43am AEDT

Authorities say the search for a man missing off the Exmouth coast in Western Australia's Pilbara is continuing this morning.

30 year old Jake Bearup failed to show up for work on Monday morning and his upturned dinghy was found east of Bundegi Reef later the same day.

Mr Bearup's car was found at Exmouth Marina the same day.

Police say four boats will be deployed this morning to continue the search.

Search for missing man scaled back

Posted Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:00am AEDT - ABC

Police have scaled back their search for a man off the Exmouth coast.

A major search, involving boats and helicopters, had been under way since Monday to try and find 30-year old Jack Bearup.

Authorities suspended the search yesterday afternoon.

Diving operations in the local marina have also been called off.

Police say inquiries will continue and a decision to resume the search will be reconsidered this morning.