Search underway for man missing at SEQ dam

PICTURE: Jaydan Duck

PICTURE: Jaydan Duck

UPDATE: A search has resumed this morning for a man whose boat was found floating in the middle of a southeast Queensland dam.

Police are searching for any sign of the man or what may have happened to him after his abandoned vessel was spotted on Somerset Dam around  6pm on Sunday.

A air and water search was launched on Sunday, and those efforts resumed at first light on Monday.

EARLIER: DOZENS of police are tonight frantically searching for a man reported missing at Somerset Dam in southeast Queensland.

Police say a boat, believed to have been carrying the man, was found empty at the dam around 6pm on Sunday.

Various resources, including water police and PolAir 1 have since been deployed to assist in the search.

There is no further information available at this stage.

Massive Haul of Drugs and Cash Found after Raids

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Photo: (c)  Shutterstock

Almost 1.8 million dollars in cash and 78 kilograms of cannabis have been seized during raids in Brisbane’s south.

About 446 grams of ice, 232 grams of cocaine, 220 grams of MDMA and 90 grams of heroin was also allegedly found during a search of two homes by detectives at Forest Lake yesterday.

An undisclosed amount of cash and drugs has been seized during separate raids in four Brisbane suburbs today.



Boy, 10, found dead at Brisbane home

Detectives and forensic investigators are scouring a home on Brisbane’s southside for evidence after the death of a 10-year-old boy.

Paramedics were called to the home on Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Rd at Mackenzie just before 5pm yesterday.

When they found the boy they notified police.

Authorities say it is too early to know if the death was suspicious.

A number of witnesses, including people who were home at the time, are being interviewed by police.

Police said the mother of the boy was taken to hospital for an unrelated medical matter.

There is no further information available at this time.


10 Things to do in Brisbane

Whether you want to shop, admire the views, or get a fix of culture – Brisbane is the must-have ticket! Here’s our pick of ten top things to do…

Boundary Street Markets in West End
West End is Brisbane’s quirky suburb, full of character and good vibes. The Boundary Street Markets are on Fridays 4pm- 10pm, Saturdays 10am- 10pm and Sundays 9am- 2pm. If you love food, music, and an artsy environment, a visit to these markets is a must!

Mt Cootha Lookout
For beautiful panoramic views of Brisbane city and Moreton Bay, take a trip to Mt Cootha. Whether you visit during the day or on an evening, this lookout does not fail to impress. Relax with a coffee or meal at Kuta Café and take in the scenery.

Visit the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
For art lovers, Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art has a collection of historical, contemporary and modern art. Surrounded by cafes and in the centre of Brisbane, you can view collections at the art museum for free. Exhibitions are on regularly and only require a small fee.

Watch a show at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
The Queensland Performing Arts Centre offers a range of shows for theatre enthusiasts. The centre also has a range of bars, cafes and bistros so you can treat yourself to a meal and drink before or after the performance. With stunning views of Brisbane city from the city, QPAC is a nice way to spend a night in Brisbane.

Eat Street Markets
Eat Street Markets is a foodie’s heaven. On every Friday from 4pm- 10pm, Saturday from 4pm- 10pm and Sunday 10am- 3pm, the markets at Hamilton Wharf offer a diverse range of international cuisines, both sweet and savoury. There is something for everyone, so make sure you go with an empty stomach and big appetite.

Yatala Drive-in Theatre
The unique Yatala drive in theatre is open 7 days a week and shows the latest blockbusters. It is rare to come across drive-in theatres so make sure you don’t miss this one!

Visit Southbank
Southbank is located along the Brisbane River, across from the Brisbane CBD. The area boasts plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes, a man made beach, live music and much more.

Watch a movie and Limes Rooftop Cinema
Limes Hotel plays movies at their rooftop cinema every Thursday and Friday evening. The movies include both new and old classics starting at 7pm. Food and drink can also be ordered from the bar both before and after the movie. The words ‘open-air cinema’ speak for themselves.

XXXX Factory Tour
The brewery of Queensland’s beer of choice XXXX is located in Brisbane and offers guided tours of the factory. While many consume the drink regularly, not many can boast that they have seen firsthand how it was created!

Have a picnic in Brisbane’s Botanical Gardens
In the heart of Brisbane City, the Botanical Gardens offers a peaceful environment with sculptures, ponds and beautiful gardens. It’s the perfect place to that a picnic lunch, relax in the grass and soak up some sun.


Author: Molly Houseman