20yo tourists feared dead as search enters day two

Emergency services are still desperately searching for two tourists missing in Port Macquarie.

The search is now entering its second day, after the pair are believed to be international tourists were reported missing at Shelley Beach yesterday morning.

Police divers, Police air and trail bikes are now believed to be involved in the search.


Morning walkers had found items belonging to the two men, both aged 20, on the beach around 6.30am.

Englishman Hugo Palmer is described as being of caucasion appearance, 180 centimetres tall and an athletic build, with fair hair.

While, Frenchman Erwan Ferrieux has dark hair, brown eyes, tanned skin and is between 175-180 centimetres tall.

Their rental car – a silver Commodore station wagon with the Queensland registration 141 YML – was then found nearby in the Shelley Beach car park.

Travel documents including passports were also located in the car.

Police are now urging anyone with information about the pair or there whereabouts to come forward immediately.

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