Body of woman missing in Gold Coast creek found

FRI 8.30AM: Police have confirmed that the body of a woman reported missing at Currumbin Creek overnight has been found.

Police saturated the creek on the southern Gold Coast around 6.45pm on Thursday after receiving reports the 50-year-old woman had fallen out of a dragon boat.

She was reportedly training at the time and is believed to have slipped off the stern of the boat.


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Police, PolAir, surf lifesavers and concerned members of the public descended on the area on foot, in canoes and in boats to search for the woman.

Her body was located at about 7.30am in Currumbin Creek.

FRI 6.00AM: Dozens of locals have spent the night assisting police in a desperate search for a woman who remains missing after falling out of a dragon boat at Currumbin Creek.

Police saturated the creek on the southern Gold Coast around 7pm on Thursday after receiving reports the woman had fallen overboard near the Pacific Motorway overpass during an outgoing tide.

She was reportedly training at the time and is believed to have slipped off the stern of the dragon boat.

Police, surf lifesavers, and concerned members of the public descended on the area on foot, in canoes and in boats to search for the woman, but to no avail.

The police helicopter was also deployed to the area, with officers on board using a loud speaker to ask residents in homes along the water to search their yards for the woman.

Earlier reports on social media suggesting the woman had been found on a jetty were quickly dismissed by police.

No description of the woman has been released. She remained missing at 11pm.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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The lady that went missing was in a dragon boat training with the rest of her team. Her mother was also part of the team in the boat. We are all praying for both mother and daughter and the rest of the crew as well.

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