Search and rescue, missing man at Mareeba

Police have closed Emerald Falls Road in Mareeba tonight to assist with an ongoing search for a man reported missing earlier today.

At 1pm, January 1, the 20-year-old man was reported missing when his friends lost sight of him when he walked ahead of them on Emerald Falls Road.

A land and aerial search was conducted throughout the day and the search will continue overnight.

Additional assets including SES officers, specialist police and swift water rescue will assist at first light.

Members of the public are advised the road will be closed to the public while the search and rescue remains ongoing.

The community is thanked for their cooperation at this time.

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