Police will conduct a search operation for a man missing near Kowanyama.Source:Supplied
Police will conduct a search operation for a man missing near Kowanyama.Source:Supplied

Man survives night in croc-infested river

UPDATE: A 43-year-old man reported missing in crocodile-infested waters at Mitchell River yesterday has been located this morning.

Police coordinating a search at Mitchell River and Surprise Creek located the man around safe and well after he failed to return from a fishing trip over night.


EARLIER: Police will launch a major search operation around crocodile-infested waters at remote Mitchell Creek this morning after a man failed to return from a fishing trip.

According to police, the 43-year-old man was last seen at Mitchell River, about 27km north of Kowanyama, yesterday about 3.30pm and he intended to go fishing before meeting with a group of associates later in the afternoon.

Police were contacted at 9pm last night when the man failed to return.

Overnight, police conducted a number of inquiries but the man remains outstanding.

Crews will begin a search at the site at first light.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

News Corp Australia


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