Search underway for man missing in Brisbane River, near Kholo Creek

Springfield police are coordination a search of the Brisbane River at Kholo after a 32-year-old man failed to return from a swim yesterday (Saturday, January 16).

New Zealand man Tane Huffman went swimming by himself in the Brisbane River near Kholo Creek between 10.30 and 11am.

Although believed to be a strong swimmer police hold concerns for his safety as he has failed to contact his family, return to the rural property he and his family are staying at, and suffers from a medical condition.

Police and SES personnel, on foot, boat, vehicles including ATVs commenced searching today after Tane was reported missing to police this morning. Polair will be assisting in the search today.

Tane is described as Caucasian, tall, with a slim build, long beard and only wearing swim shorts when he was last seen.

Residents in the area are asked to check their properties and yards.

Anyone with any information, or any sightings of Tane is asked to immediately contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at or call 131 444.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via 24hrs per day or call 1800 333 000.

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