Missing Fishermen, Boaters, Swimmers & Bushwalkers
Lots of people go missing while swimming and
fishing in various water areas. Bushwalkers also often go missing. Quite often their names are not released but I have created a special
page for them here in case members of the public live nearby and may come across
them or can help with the searches. Most recent stories will be at the top of
the page. When they are located, I will remove the stories from this page
altogether. If they are not located and their names released, they will be moved
to the still missing pages.
NSW Police have produced a brochure called THINK BEFORE YOU
TREK with excellent suggestions to keep you safe and prevent you getting lost
while bushwalking, you can view the brochure online by clicking on this link -
Search called off for missing Korean man
The search for a Korean man missing from a beach on the New
South Wales north coast has been called off after almost three days.
The 23-year-old man was swimming with a 30-year-old friend at Woolgoolga,
north of Coffs harbour, when they were dragged out in a strong rip on Saturday.
Two Belgian tourists with body boards paddled out and helped the older man
back to shore.
But no trace has been found of the younger man, despite a large sea, air
and land search.
Divers had planned to search the area again today, but it was called off
when a strong southerly change saw swell rise to about three metres off
The man was reportedly studying English at Southern Cross University and
police say his parents are on their way from Korea.
Four Korean tourists had to be rescued from a rip at the beach in a
separate incident last week.
Update: search for missing man,
Advancetown - SADLY LOCATED DECEASED
QLD Police will resume a search and rescue operation this morning for the
58-year-old Mount Tamborine man missing at Hinze Dam since Wednesday night.
Police located the man’s vehicle off Nerang-Murwillumbah Road at
Advancetown, near Hinze Dam yesterday morning, after he failed to return
A search involving police, SES volunteers and local rangers will
recommence this morning around the surrounding area.
Anyone with information which could assist police with their
investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or
crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
Crime Stoppers is a charitable community volunteer organisation
working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner following the discovery
of a man’s body in the Nepean River at Yarramundi.
8am today (Saturday 24 March 2012) a search of the river
re-commenced in an attempt to locate a man who had gone missing on
About 9.30am today, the search, utilising Hawkesbury Police
officers, Marine Area Command and the SES, was focusing on a section
of the Nepean River between Yarramundi and Richmond when a body was
Formal identification is yet to be determined, however, it is
believed to be a 25-year-old Riverstone man who went missing after
being thrown from an aluminium runabout on the Nepean River about
8pm on Tuesday (20 March 2012).
Bruny Island search
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 - 9:32am
Tasmanian Police have called off a search for a dinghy and its occupants
reported missing via a Triple Zero call last night.
Searches overnight and this morning have failed to find any evidence
of a missing dinghy. No one has been reported overdue from a boating trip
and there are no vehicles with trailers left at boat ramps. No distress
flare has been sighted.
Police are continuing their investigations in to the origin of the
call, and would like anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on
1800 333 000.
AN Australian cruise liner has turned back during a Pacific
Islands cruise after a passenger went missing.
A spokesman for P&O Cruises confirmed the Pacific Jewel had turned
back after leaving Lifou, New Caledonia after an elderly woman was
reported missing last night.
“I can confirm the Pacific Jewel is currently searching for a
female passenger reported missing last night,” the spokesman said.
“A complete search of the ship was conducted but she was not
“A review of all CCTV footage was conducted including footage of a
balcony area and it became apparent a passenger had gone overboard,” he
The spokesman said the ship was on day eight of a Pacific Islands
cruise and was currently searching for the woman in the water between
Lifou and Noumea.
He confirmed the woman’s family was on board the ship.
* ANYONE with personal problems can contact Lifeline on 131
114, Mensline Australia on 1300 789 978, Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or
the Victorian Statewide Suicide Helpline on 1300 651 251.
Pacific Jewel passenger lost at sea
|The Pacific Jewel turned its engines around and
returned to Sydney yesterday after a missing woman was declared lost
at sea near New Caledonia.
e-Travel Blackboard reported earlier this week the liner
underwent a ship-wide search while New Caledonia authorities
searched by air for the woman who was reported missing by family on
board on Sunday night.
However days later, the woman is still yet to be found
according to a Pacific Jewel Facebook post, and the ship with its
2,000 people on board were forced to make the journey back to
According to the post, the woman is yet to be found but
authorities “are not treating her death as suspicious”.
“Can we please ask people not to speculate/presume what
happened to the lady on Jewel, be aware that maybe her family could
be reading these pages, please show respect and privacy in this
matter,” the Facebook post read.
Search for missing swimmer – Wilberforce
Sunday, 01 Nov 2009 05:28am
NSW Police will today continue a search for a woman who disappeared while swimming in the Hawkesbury River at Wilberforce.
About 2:30pm yesterday, a 36-year-old woman left a caravan park on the edge of the Hawkesbury River and went for a swim.
Witnesses have told police the woman swam half way across the river and dived under the water several times before she disappeared and failed to resurface.
Police and emergency services were contacted and a search of the river conducted with the assistance of local State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers and an ambulance helicopter.
Following an extensive search of the river and the river banks, the search was suspended at 5:30pm.
The search will continue this morning with the assistance of a police launch and divers from the Marine Area Command as well as further vessels from the State Emergency Service.
Anyone who may have seen the woman yesterday while swimming or have any information regarding her whereabouts is urged to contact Windsor Police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000
The search for a man swept off rocks on the State’s far south
Pair missing in rugged terrain
6/10/2009 8:55:00 AM - The North West
QLD POLICE and SES volunteers will continue their land
and air search of rugged terrain surrounding Cloncurry today
as police express “serious concerns” for two men missing for
several days in the region.
Mount Isa Inspector Trevor Kidd said as the time the
missing men spent in the harsh bushland increased, there was
increasing alarm for their welfare.
In separate incidents, a 50-year-old Cloncurry
resident went missing south-west of Cloncurry last week and
a Mount Isa man, believed to be in his late 40s, went
missing north of Quamby on Saturday night.
Yesterday about 10 State Emergency Service volunteers
from Cloncurry, Normanton, Karumba and Mount Isa assisted
police in an air and land search at Bannockburn Station,
about 26 kilometres north of Quamby.
An Emergency Management Queensland helicopter
conducted an air search yesterday.
Several smaller Cloncurry-based helicopters were also
deployed during the search.
Police have access to 4WDs and quad motorbikes;
however Inspector Kidd said due to the difficult terrain,
the majority of the search was being carried out on foot.
Police were yet to release the name or a photograph of
the man missing north of Quamby.
However, the man was understood to be of indigenous
It is understood the man worked in the area and was
familiar with the bushland surrounding Quamby.
Inspector Kidd said the searches would resume today.
“We’re focussing on both - they’re different searches
- but both in rugged and hot country,” he said.
“They’re both massive stations and we have concerns
for the welfare of both of the men.”
Outback search continues for missing men
October 6th 2009
Police say there is still no trace of two men
missing in north-west Queensland for several days.
Officers and State Emergency Service (SES) personnel have been
searching south-west of Cloncurry for a missing 50-year-old, as well
as north of Quamby for a 58-year-old man who has not been seen since
Inspector Trevor Kidd says an Emergency Management Queensland
helicopter is also involved in the effort, which will continue
"We make these assessments on a daily basis - we meet with our
search and rescue experts, look at what we've done, what we plan to
do in the future, we make the decisions from there," he said.
"The terrain is difficult - each of those searches has some
variations in the terrain - Brightlands Station is very rugged,
Bannockburn Station heavy spinifex and very dry."
He says a major incident room has been established.
"Unfortunately we haven't found any trace of the men - up on
Bannockburn Station we've certainly been looking around some areas
up there, but no luck, despite having quite an extensive search up
there yesterday," he said.
"We had a large number of SES and police on the ground, but
unfortunately no luck at this stage."
Missing person, Bannockburn Station (Cloncurry):
Last updated 04/10/2009
Police are currently searching for a 58-year-old missing man
at Bannockburn Station, 26km north of Quamby. The man has been
missing since yesterday afternoon and police hold concern for his
safety as he has some medical conditions. Police and SES will
continue the search for the rest of the day.
Anyone with information which could assist police with
their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via
1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day. Crime Stoppers is
a charitable community volunteer organisation working in partnership
with the Queensland Police Service.
Call for EPIRBs for lone bushwalkers
The Tasmanian Liberals want all lone bushwalkers to carry an EPIRB as a condition of entry to the state's parks.
Emergency Services spokesman Rene Hidding says the recent experience of Victorian cabinet minister Tim Holding, who was today rescued in Alpine Victoria, highlights the importance of carrying an EPIRB when hiking alone.
Rene Hidding says search efforts are extremely expensive and an EPIRB can help quickly locate a hiker who is in trouble.
"In Tasmania in the last 10 or 12 years there's been a number of tragedies and a number of near misses, where people, particularly single bushwalkers who are not carrying EPIRBS," he said.
"We believe it is good public policy that they be required to carry a locator beacon."
Missing bushwalker Paluma Range located
A man missing in dense rainforest in the Paluma Range since Monday has been located this afternoon.
The missing 24-year-old man and his wife were staying at Paluma when the man left for a walk around 4pm telling his wife he would be home for dinner. Around 7.30pm his wife raised the alarm when he had not returned.
An extensive ground and air search involving the CQ and EMQ helicopters, police, police recruits, SES, ADF personnel and volunteers has continued over the last two days.
This afternoon the EMQ helicopter was tasked to search the south west corner in the area of the Blue Gum Creek approximately seven kilometres from the Paluma Township. The man was spotted in the creek waving and signalling for attention.
He was attended to by paramedics and winched aboard at 5.05pm where he taken to the search headquarters and treated by medical staff.
The man appears well but tired and dehydrated. He has been taken to the Townsville General Hospital where he will receive treatment for minor cuts and mosquito bites.
Body of man located following search – Long Reef Point
Monday, 10 Aug 2009 12:52pm
Police searching for a missing spear fisherman have today found the body of a man off Long Reef Point near Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
On Sunday 9 August, Police commenced searches following reports of a missing 31-year-old man who went missing at Fisherman’s Beach at Collaroy.
About 8:30am today the search resumed with the assistance of Divers from the NSW Police Marine Area Command, Police Airwing and Surf lifesavers.
About midday, following sightings from witnesses, Police Divers found the body of a man approximately 300 metres from a boat ramp on the seabed near Long Reef Point in about eleven metres of water.
The man is yet to be identified however there are no obvious signs of injury to his body and a post mortem examination will be conducted to establish the cause of his death.
Police will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner and investigations into the matter are continuing.
- June 22nd 2009
for a boat
Whim Creek, on
coast, at first
people on board
was due back at
men and one
woman are from
have not been
seen since they
held for missing fishers
memorial for three Burnett Heads (QLD)
fishermen who disappeared at sea
three months ago will be held this
morning at the local jetty.
About 100 friends and family
are expected to attend the service
for Allan Parsons, 50, his son Kyle
Wright, 18, and their friend Rod
The men went night fishing in
late March in a five-metre boat, but
despite intensive air and sea
searches, only a jerry can from the
boat has been found.
Toni Wright, 19, who lost her
father and brother, says today's
service is a chance for family and
friends to say goodbye.
"It's really good to just let
go a little bit. We're just going to
let some wreaths off and balloons
and a minister's going to come and
talk," she said.
Ms Wright is thankful to those
involved in the search.
"Yes, we don't feel like there
could've been any more done. The
people that were involved in the
search did a really good job," she
"We're going to get three
plaques but we're not sure, we're
still waiting on council's approval
and we're not sure where exactly
we're going to put them yet."
The memorial begins at 10:00am
AEST at the jetty.
Fisherman dies after being swept off
rocks - North Bondi
A fisherman has died after being
swept off rocks at North Bondi, in
Sydney's east, this morning.
About 8.20am today, the man -
believed to be aged in his late 20s
- was hit by a wave while fishing
from rocks at Ben Buckler Point.
Police involved in a search for
another fisherman - missing since
being washed off rocks in the same
area yesterday - responded
immediately to the incident.
A Polair officer was lowered into
the water to render assistance to
the man; both were then picked up by
a Marine Area Command vessel.
Police performed CPR on the
fisherman en route to Watsons Bay
wharf where the boat was met by NSW
Ambulance personnel and a rescue
chopper; however, the man died a
short time later.
Police from Eastern Suburbs Local
Area Command will prepare a report
for the information of the NSW
Meanwhile, police from Polair, the
Marine Area Command and Rescue
Squad, and Surf Lifesaving Australia
volunteers are continuing their
search for the 58-year-old Moorebank
man, who was swept into waters off
North Bondi about 6.40pm yesterday
(Friday 24 April).
The man had been fishing in front of
the sewerage works when he was
struck by a number of large waves.
His friend, a Moree man, was also
knocked into the water but managed
to cling to rocks until he was
plucked from the water by emergency
He was treated at St Vincent's
Hospital but released a short time
Marine search for
missing man, Cole Reef:
QLD Police and
AUSSAR are coordinating a search of
Cole Reef (60nm East of Mackay) for
a missing 30-year-old man. The
skipper and a crew member of a
trawler were in a 3m kayak which
became swamped during a recreational
kayaking trip about 100m from the
trawler. The alarm was raised by the
crew member when the skipper failed
to return to the trawler late
yesterday afternoon. Police
commenced a search of the
surrounding area last night, and
continued the search at first light
today utilising six aircrafts and a
sea search to be re-evaluated
today re-evaluate the search for a
23-year-old Beckenham man missing off
Western Australia's south coast.
Police say they hold grave fears
for the man who they suspect was swept
out to sea near Denmark on Friday.
Five metre swells have hampered
search efforts, with rescuers limited to
beach patrols and planes.
The search was expected to
continue at first light this morning.
Police join search for woman
missing in Vic
The police air wing will join search and
rescue workers trying to find a woman missing in chilly
conditions in Victoria's high country.
The 38-year-old from Lara, near Geelong, was part of a
group of seven who set out to walk to Mount Sterling in the
state's north-east yesterday.
She became separated from the main group and has not
been heard from since sending a text message last night.
Seach continues for man missing
off WA coast
Police have been unable to find a man
missing off the south coast of Western Australia since
The man was being towed behind a boat in a rubber
inner-tube about 300 metres from shore when he fell out
about 5:30pm AWST.
He was last seen face down and being carried out to
sea off Hillary Point, 20 kilometres west of the town of
Denmark police and sea rescue searched the area but
were unable to find the man.
The search will resume at first light.
Body located, South Stradbroke
Last updated 09/04/2009
Police have recovered the body of a male off South
Stradbroke Island early this morning.
About 6.30am, police received reports from the
Westpac helicopter that a body had been sighted.
It is believed to be that of a 17-year-old boy who
went missing in waters off Surfers Paradise on April 6.
The John Tongue Centre will conduct a post mortem
examination to confirm identity.
Police search for
A rescue helicopter
is searching for two
near Cockle Creek in
Police say the
two were expected to
from a seven day
walk along the South
It is believed
they have an
emergency beacon but
police say it has
not been activated.
Authorities step up search for missing fisherman
Four planes and a helicopter will this morning join the search for a 38-year-old fisherman missing since the weekend near Moreton Island off Brisbane.
The body of a second fisherman was located on the western side of the island on Sunday.
Their upturned boat was also found at North Point, west of Cape Moreton.
Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) spokesman Mick Spinks says the air search will cover 400 square miles.
"AMSA will coordinate the air search for the missing person," he said.
"They have tasked four fixed-wing aircraft and one helicopter and the AMSA aircraft will be an area around about 400 square miles.
"That area takes in the passage between Moreton Island and the mainland and it'll also cover an area up over Bribie and down through the Bribie passage."
Yesterday, two buoys were dropped in the ocean and left to float for 18 hours and were picked up early this morning.
A rescue helicopter spokesman Colin Brown says the buoys have given authorities an idea of the oceans current.
"One was travelling in a south-westerly direction, the other was drifting in a pretty much southerly direction, so that gives us an indication where we need to search," he said.
Search crews are concentrating their efforts on the northern end of Moreton Island.
rescue prompts Lerderderg State Park
have warned of the dangers in the
Lerderderg State Park, after three
people spent a night lost in the
The group's four-wheel drive
became bogged on Saturday, and they
stayed the night because they did
not know where they were.
It took emergency services
eight hours to find and rescue the
Leading Senior Constable Brett
Henry says park users need to be
"The Lerderderg State Park is
treacherous ... yesterday we were
called out to missing persons and a
week before that we were called
out," he said.
"It's just a little bit more
treacherous than what people think."
Community laments lost fishers
2009 - ABC
Community leaders from Burnett
Heads, in south-east Queensland, say three fishermen,
missing for almost a week, should never have gone to
Police called off the search for the men aged 18,
34 and 40 yesterday afternoon.
They were last seen on Wednesday afternoon when
they left Burnett Heads for an overnight fishing trip.
A jerry can belonging to the missing fishing boat
was found on Sunday afternoon off the coast of 1770.
The chairman of the Blue Water Sports Club at
Burnett Heads, Mick Duggan, says it is a big loss.
"Everyone's sad. I wish there was more we could
do," he said.
"But there's nothing we can do. Because at the
moment the seas are just not good enough to go out there
in small boats.
"[The] sea's got no respect for us so, we've got
to have a lot of respect for it.
"To go out in two to three metre swells to me is
ludicrous. That's myself, I've got a 15 foot boat and I
won't go out in those sort of waters."
Update - search for missing men, Bundaberg:
QLD Police have called off the search for three missing men off the
Bundaberg coast. The men were reported missing on Friday morning after
leaving Burnett Heads in a 5 metre vessel last Wednesday afternoon. Various
items found in the search this morning have been confirmed as not from the
missing vessel. The families of the men have been advised.
search for missing men, Bundaberg:
A scaled down search for three missing men will resume again at
first light tomorrow. The men were reported missing on Friday morning
after leaving Burnett Heads in a 5 metre vessel on Wednesday afternoon.
The Australian Search and Rescue Authority (AUSSAR) coordinated today’s
search, which began at 6.30am, with eight fixed wing aircraft and five
helicopters while Water Police and Volunteer Marine Rescue conducted a
surface search. A jerry can of fuel, confirmed to be an item from the
missing vessel, was found and retrieved from the water.
Search continues, Bundaberg: Last updated 29/03/2009
The search for three men missing off the coast of Bundaberg
recommenced at first light today. The search area extends between
Fraser Island and Yeppoon. AUSSAR have deployed five helicopters and
eight fixed-wing aircraft and Water Police and VMR are conducting a
Search for missing vessel, Bundaberg:
Last updated 28/03/2009
The search for three men missing off the coast of Bundaberg
will continue at first light tomorrow. The men were reported missing
on Friday morning after leaving Burnett Heads in a 5 metre vessel on
Wednesday afternoon. The Australian Search and Rescue Authority (AUSSAR)
coordinated today’s search with nine fixed wing aircraft and four
helicopters while Water Police and Volunteer Marine Rescue conducted
a surface search. The search was conducted from Fraser Island to
north of Yeppoon.
Anyone with information which could assist police
with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333
Search for missing vessel, Bundaberg:
A search is currently underway for three men missing off the
coast of Bundaberg. The men were reported missing on Friday morning
after leaving Burnett Heads in a 5 metre vessel on Wednesday
afternoon. The Australian Search and Rescue Authority (AUSSAR)
coordinated today’s search with nine fixed wing aircraft and four
helicopters. Water Police and Volunteer Marine Rescue are currently
conducting a surface search. The men are aged 18, 34 and 40.
Missing fishermen's families hope for miracle
Police say the families of two men missing off the central Queensland coast accept it would be a miracle if they were found alive.
The search for Russell Palmer and Tony Tyndall was called off yesterday after more wild weather whipped up off Rockhampton.
Deckhand James Palmer was rescued earlier this week.
Senior Constable Martin Webb, from Hervey Bay water police, says the families of the men understand there is only a small chance of finding them.
"At this stage they're sort of holding out hope for a miracle you might say," he said.
"They do understand as time passes the chances of their loved one surviving are rather slim\
Missing boat 'may be fishermen's last hope'
Updated - ABC
Searchers are trying to confirm if a life raft and two life vests found off the central Queensland coast during an air search are from the trawler MBC that overturned due to Tropical Cyclone Hamish earlier this week.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) may scale back the search for two missing crewmen later today, with rough seas off Rockhampton expected if the ex-tropical cyclone returns.
AMSA spokeswoman Tracey Jiggins says a small boat that had been attached to the trawler may be the men's last hope.
"We still have to hope that they did make it to the dory - that's still unaccounted for and hasn't been sighted," she said.
"Crews have been briefed today to also look for people in the water because we're running out of things they could actually be in."
Seven planes will continue the search for the men this morning.
James Palmer, 20, was also on the capsized MBC, but was rescued on Tuesday off Rockhampton.
Hervey Bay fisherman Stephen Murphy says trawler operators are very concerned about the men still missing.
"We're all very worried about Tony and Russell out there - we hope they get found," he said.
"We're quite happy to hear that James has been rescued."
One missing trawler crewman found
Searchers have found alive one of three
fisherman who were on board a trawler which has been missing
in waters off the central Queensland coast for 24 hours.
The fishing trawler MDC went missing in big seas
whipped up by Tropical Cyclone Hamish yesterday.
An Australian Defence Force (ADF) Hercules and another
rescue plane are still searching Swain Reefs, off
Rockhampton, for the 18-metre trawler and two other crewmen.
Tracey Jiggins from the Australian Maritime Safety
Authority says a person was found in the area at about 10am
Ms Jiggins says an aircraft dropped a life raft to the
man and he has been winched on board a rescue helicopter.
"Our rescue coordination centre is now trying to get
some more information from him and we've also got aircraft
in the area searching in the vicinity of where he was
located," she said.
"We're still looking for two people."
The rescued fisherman is being taken to Rockhampton
Fisherman Greg Murphy says he knows the crew of the
"I went to school with one of them, another was a
brother of a friend, and another one was the son of a
deckhand who I've worked quite a fair bit with," he said.
"I know the skipper was a lot more experienced than me
- he's been working on trawlers pretty well all his adult
Update, missing man,
Last updated 12/03/2009
Police divers located the body of a man in the
Flinders River, Julia Creek yesterday afternoon. Around
3.30pm a submerged tractor was pulled from the flooded
river in the vicinity of Normanton Road. Police believe
it may be the body of a 70-year-old man who went missing
on February 28. Police investigations are continuing.
Divers search for driver lost in floodwaters
Posted - ABC
Police divers will today search the flooded Flinders River near Julia Creek, in north-west Queensland, for a 70-year-old man - six days after he went missing.
Superintendent Ray Pringle says it is believed the man accidentally drove off the bridge and into floodwaters last Friday.
He says rising river levels have hampered the search efforts and it has been a difficult week for rescue crews and the community.
Hunt for missing Lake Tyers swimmer
Posted - ABC
A man is missing off the coast of eastern Victoria.
He was one of two men who went in to help a third person having trouble in the water at Lake Tyers Beach near Lakes Entrance late this afternoon.
The search has been called off overnight and will resume at first light.
DATE 16/01/2009 TIME 9.10 am
Mans body found at Port MacDonnell
Following an extensive search involving Police, State Emergency Service and the Adelaide Bank Rescue helicopter at Port MacDonnell this morning for a missing diver from the South East, the body of a middle aged man believed to be the missing diver has been located approximately 30 metres off shore. Enquiries are continuing into this tragic incident and a report is being prepared for the Coroner.
Mosman man missing near Newcastle
Posted - ABC
New South Wales police are calling for public help to find a man who went missing near Newcastle on the weekend.
The 45-year-old Mosman man was last seen late Sunday night, walking away from his car on a bush track in Cameron Park.
A ground and aerial search by emergency services has so far failed to find the man, and police say anyone with information on his location should come forward.
Police seek help to locate missing man – Cameron ParkTuesday, 13 Jan 2009 10:12pm
NSW Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man who went missing at Cameron Park near Newcastle on the weekend.
About 10pm, Sunday 11 January 2009, a 45-year-old Mosman man was last seen walking off from the car that he had been travelling in on a bush track near the Newcastle Link Road and Minmi Road, Cameron Park.
A land search of the area was conducted by police and SES volunteers whilst a visual air search was conducted with the assistance of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter however the man was not found.
Police hold serious concerns for the mans’ welfare and he is described as being of white/European appearance, approximately 182cm tall, 85kg, medium build, fair skinned with brown hair shaved on the sides and brown eyes.
He has three very distinctive tattoos on his face of a bird on his right cheek, a pattern on his left cheek and a pyramid of triangles on his forehead.
Anyone who may have seen the man or who has information in regards to his whereabouts, is urged to contact Lake Macquarie Police on (02) 4965 8244 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Police urge paraglider to come forward - NewcastleTuesday, 13 Jan 2009 05:37am
Newcastle Police are urging a missing paraglider to come forward, amid concerns for his or her safety.
The request comes following multiple witness accounts of a paraglider having difficulty landing on the grassy area atop Watt Street in Newcastle, about 9.15pm yesterday.
The site is understood to be a popular take-off and landing spot for gliders, but it is unusual for paragliders to be coming in or out after nightfall.
The glider was described as dark-coloured, possibly black, with a single pilot.
A number of police vehicles conducted an extensive search of the area, but did not locate the glider.
Police are urging the glider, or anyone with information about his or her whereabouts, to contact Newcastle Police on (02) 4926-6515 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Search resumes for missing man feared swept out to sea - Evans HeadSunday, 11 Jan 2009 04:28pm
Police are continuing a search for a man, possibly thrown from his motorcycle and swept out to sea at Evans Head, on the state’s far north coast.
Around 12am yesterday (Saturday 10 January), the 27-year-old man set off on a short motorbike ride along Airforce Beach.
The motorcycle was not fitted with lights and the rider was not wearing a helmet.
When he hadn’t returned by daylight, his family contacted police.
Officers from the Richmond Local Area Command located the man’s damaged motorbike, submerged among rocks leading to the beach.
Tyre marks suggest the motorcycle entered the rock formation at high speed and crashed.
Police fear the man suffered serious injuries in the crash, only to be washed out to sea by a king tide.
Police Rescue, along with State Emergency Service personnel, searched nearby sand dunes yesterday while surf lifesavers from Evans Head and Ballina, using inflatable dinghies and a jet ski, made sweeps of the ocean, north and south of the accident site, but failed to find any trace of the man.
Police and the lifesavers today resumed a search of the area.
The missing man is described as white/European in appearance, 178cm tall, with a medium build and very short, sandy coloured hair.
He was last seen wearing a chequered black and grey shirt, denim jeans and shoes.
Anyone with information about the matter is urged to contact Evans Head Police on (02) 6682 4202 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Search resumes for youth
missing in Murray River
Monday, 12 Jan 2009
Police will today resume
their search for a
teenage boy missing in
the Murray River at
Albury, in the State’s
south, since yesterday.
Shortly before 2pm four
friends were swimming in
the Murray River at
Noriel Park, Albury,
when one of them, a
16-year-old youth, began
to struggle in the
His friends tried to
help him before he went
under the water.
A search began to locate
the boy involving NSW
Police, Victorian Police
and the Volunteer Rescue
VRA divers from Corowa
and Albury searched
areas of the river near
the point that the boy
The other three swimmers
were uninjured and have
been assessed by
ambulance officers at
The search was suspended
last night and will
resume at 7am today.
Today’s search will
involve NSW Police and
State Emergency Service
(SES) vessels and VRA
Blue Mountains Police
remind bushwalkers to take precautions before treks
Thursday, 08 Jan 2009
A series of search and rescue operations in the Blue
Mountains has forced police to remind adventurers to
take proper precautions before trekking through the
A search is resuming this morning near Mount Wilson
for two canyoners, missing for two days on the Du
Faurs Creek firetrail.
In a second incident, police rescued a 43-year-old
man, who wandered off from a bushwalking group and
became lost yesterday afternoon near Cascade Falls
The search was mounted by Blue Mountains Police
Rescue, Polair and the State Emergency Service.
He was reunited with his companions, safe and well.
In a third operation, two German tourists were found
after a police search near Wentworth Falls.
The women, aged 20 and 22, telephoned police after
losing their bearings around 8.30 last night.
Neither was prepared for overnight conditions.
Officers reached them around 11pm at Lindemans Pass.
They were safely guided back to their car.
Senior police are urging adventurers to follow the
“Think Before You Trek” guidelines, drawn up by
police and the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
· Take adequate supplies of food, water, navigation
aids, first aid equipment and warm, water proof
· Register your planned route and tell friends and
family of your expected return time.
· Emergency Locator Beacons are available for loan,
free of charge.
· Keep to the planned route on the map and follow
Police further advise bushwalkers, kayakers,
canyoners and others to check local weather and
environmental conditions before setting out, never
travel alone and allow plenty of time to complete
The complete “Think Before You Trek” guide can be
found on the NSW Police website –
Emergency Locator Beacons are equipped with G.P.S.
location technology and are free to borrow, subject
to availability, from the Katoomba and Springwood
Police Stations or the National Parks and Wildlife
Service office at Blackheath.
An extensive air and
sea search is
underway in the NT
for a missing
39-year-old man who
was last seen
travelling in his
nautical miles from
days ago by a
Police received the
report at 8.00 pm
last night from a
concerned friend and
for a search and
rescue operation at
The Marine and
are coordinating sea
patrols along the
coast and local
police utilised a
charter flight this
morning to conduct
an air search of the
The man's vessel is
described as a white
centre consol dinghy
and the 39-year-old
was last seen
wearing a light blue
trousers and a white
located the mans car
and boat trailer
earlier this morning
at the Millingimbi
The Police Airwing
will depart with
afternoon to assist
in the search
Police are concerned
for the mans safety
given recent bad
weather in the area
and are calling on
all vessels or
and Elcho Island to
report any vessel
Update #8 -
Missing Pilot –
their search last
night for the
wreckage of a plane
that crashed on 16
On Sunday 2 November
police received a
report that the
out of Elcho Island
had located the
wreckage of an
crashed on 16
It is believed the
wreckage had been
located on the
eastern side of
Napier Peninsula in
Buckingham Bay and
was along the
original flight plan
of the missing
plane. As a result
of the report from
the Sea Rangers the
police vessel Beagle
Gulf and a team of
to the site.
The team have now
searched all areas
identified as high
locations for the
nothing further has