Tragic end to search for kayaker missing in Gold Coast waters

UPDATE @ August 27: The desperate search for a kayaker missing in waters on the northern Gold Coast has come to a tragic end.

The body of the 26-year-old man, who disappeared after his two-person kayak overturned in the Logan River at Alberton last Saturday, has been found.

A fisherman made the grim discovery in the Logan River around 5.30am this morning and alerted emergency crews.


The man’s friend, a 27-year-old man from Woodridge, was also thrown into the river when the kayak overturned at the weekend, however he was rescued and taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The discovery of the body comes days after police launched a multi-agency sea and air search air to find the missing kayaker.

Police will now prepare a report for the Coroner.

EARLIER @ August 23: A desperate search for a kayaker missing in waters on the northern Gold Coast is expected to resume this morning.

Two men were kayaking on the Logan River in Alberton around midday yesterday, when their two-person kayak overturned.

The pair were thrown into the water, with a 27-year-old Woodridge man rescued and taken ashore.

He was then transported to hospital in a stable condition.

However the second man, a 26-year-old from Eagleby, failed to resurface prompting authorities to launch a major sea and air search.

It was suspended just after 6.00pm last night and is expected to continue at first light today.

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