Just one of 4 bones found in Seaway confirmed as human

UPDATE: Police have confirmed only one of four bones found at the Gold Coast Seaway are human.

Nine Gold Coast News journalist Alex Bernhardt reported on the development via her Twitter account a short time ago.

EARLIER: Police divers searching the Gold Coast Seaway for human remains say they have now found four bones, but only one has so far been confirmed as human.


Local spear fisherman Drew Valentine first found what he thought was a human leg bone in the Seaway last Thursday.

It was sent for forensic testing in Brisbane over the Easter long weekend and later identified to be a human femur.

Police say the age of the femur and whether it belongs to a male or female is yet to be determined.


Mr Valentine again found a second bone on Tuesday, around 300m from where he found the first one, however it was later established as not being human.

Senior Sergeant Lucas Young, Officer in Charge of the Gold Coast Water Police, said divers located a further two bones on Wednesday morning, after covering almost half-a-kilometre of rock walls.

The latest bones have been sent to Brisbane’s John Tonge Centre for expert analysis.

It remains unclear how long the bones have been in the water.

Mr Valentine told the Gold Coast Bulletin he found one of the bones sitting “upright against a rock with no sand covering it”. “It was really weird,” he said.


PICTURE: Spear Fisherman Drew Valentine assisting water police on Wednesday. IMAGE: Channel Nine