Police update 1: Search continues in Moreton Bay for two missing men

Brisbane Water Police continue to coordinate an air, sea and land search for two men missing in Moreton Bay since Saturday, August 10.

The pair were reported overdue and missing to police after contacting family around 10.15pm Saturday and advising they were returning to shore.

Following an extensive search yesterday their boat, a blue 3.3m aluminium tinnie, was located by the Water Police submerged in the vicinity of Green Island at around 5pm.

Aerial searches continued overnight with also police conducting shore patrols.

Senior Sergeant Dave Edden, Officer-in-Charge of Brisbane Water Police said weather conditions today are easing which should assist with search operations.

“Today’s search will consist of 18 vessels including the Water Police, Coast Guard, Volunteer Marine Rescue and Queensland Yacht Squadron, as well as helicopters from Polair and Rescue 500.

“Police and SES personnel will also continue searching shore lines.”

Police continue to liaise with the family of the two friends, aged 31 and 25, who had been on a day’s fishing trip.

Initial media release issued 11/8/2019

Brisbane Water Police are currently searching for a missing vessel believed to be in the central Moreton Bay area.

Two men failed to return home last night after contacting family at 10.15pm saying they were returning to home.

Their car and boat trailer remain at the white Island Boat Ramp.

It is unknown where the men where fishing however they may have been close to the Brisbane Port, central Moreton Bay.

The vessel is a 3.3m long Stacer brand aluminium tinnie, dark blue in colour with red Queensland registration OM209Q.

The two men are aged 31 and 25 and are both from Brisbane.

Water police and other agencies have commenced searching for the vessel.

Anyone with further information is urged to contact police.

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