Police fear for missing boatie
Updated - ABC
An air and sea search will resume today for a 53-year-old man, missing off the Western Australian mid-west coast for five days.
The man set off from Kalbarri on Thursday, in a 12 metre wooden trawler bound for Useless Loop in Shark Bay.
The man's colleagues raised the alarm on Monday when he failed to show up for work.
Sergeant Mike Wear says the Shark Bay man has made no contact with his family and police are concerned for his welfare.
"This morning we'll have the local police from Denham, or Shark Bay, heading around to the Useless Loop area where this gentleman lives, just to find out some more information about him," he said.
"We've also got aerial searches going on with the assistance from the Australia Search and Rescue Centre in Canberra."