Police update: Search for overdue fisherman, off Hervey Bay

The search for an overdue fisherman off the coast of Hervey Bay has re-commenced today.

Paul Brazier departed Urangan Boat Harbour around 1.30pm on Monday, May 25, for an overnight fishing trip with plans to return Tuesday afternoon.

A search was commenced yesterday afternoon and failed to locate Paul or his boat.

Today’s search, coordinated by Hervey Bay Water Police, includes Bundaberg and Hervey Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue volunteers, a helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft. It will focus on waters off Hervey Bay and Fraser Island.

Paul is described as Caucasian in appearance, 177cm tall, of a proportionate build with red crew cut hair, beard and moustache.

His boat is a white 2002 Yalta 5.4 metre half-cabin powerboat bearing registration NE852Q.

Anyone who may have seen Paul or his boat is urged to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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