Police update: Search and rescue operation: Missing free diver, North Stradbroke Island

The search and rescue operation for a missing free diver in the waters off Point Lookout at North Stradbroke Island will continue today with multiple land, sea and aerial assets.

At 10.10am on Wednesday (June 23), four men were free diving 3-4 miles north east of Point Lookout when one of the divers, a 26-year-old Norwegian National, failed to return to the boat.

Police were alerted at 10.45am and commenced a search and rescue operation.

Today’s search, which began at first light this morning, includes a team of eight police divers, two water police vessels who will be assisted by two helicopters and a plane, as well as Dunwich Police conducting island patrols.

Yesterday’s search included five helicopters and 6 vessels; however, the diver was not located.

Police continue to appeal for anyone that may have been in the area and has any information to contact police.

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