Body of missing Gold Coast missing kayaker found

UPDATE @ 7.30AM | THE body of a kayaker, missing for 24 hours, has been found on the Gold Coast.

28-year-old Chris Dicker was last seen at Tallebudgera Creek at about 7am on Sunday, his kayak later found washed up near a bridge without a paddle.

It’s understood paddle boarder made the grim discovery this morning, following a mammoth air, water and land search that last up until midnight last night.


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“A local resident today discovered the body of a deceased male in the vicinity of the bridge around 6.20am and notified police,” Queensland Police said in a statement.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

EARLIER @ 5.00AM April 22 | A SEARCH will resume at first light for a man who disappeared while kayaking in a creek on the Gold Coast.

Chris Dicker, 28, was last seen in Tallebudgera Creek at about 7am on Sunday, his kayak later found near a bridge without a paddle.

A large scale air and land search has so far failed to find Mr Dicker.

Police and family are concerned for the welfare of Mr Dicker as he is intellectually impaired and has a medical condition.

Anyone who may have seen him or knows where he is is urged to contact police.

EARLIER @ 4.30PM April 21 | A LARGE scale search operation is underway for a man who disappeared while kayaking in a creek on the Gold Coast.

Chris Dicker, 28, hasn’t been seen or heard from since venturing out on Tallebudgeera Creek about 7am on Easter Sunday.

His kayak was found abandoned on the western side of the bridge with a pair of scuffs in it but no paddle, police said.

Despite conducting an aerial sweep of the creek and searching the nearby area, police have so far been unable to find Mr Dicker.

Police say it is not known if his kayak was washed up or dragged up to its current position.

Source: Queensland Police

Source: Queensland Police

Police say concerns are held for the 28-year-old’s welfare as he is intellectually disabled and has a medical condition.

Mr Dicker, pictured, is described as Caucasian, with a slim build, light brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone who may have seen him or knows of his whereabouts is urged to contact police immediately.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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