Police find body of man seen floating in Brisbane River

UPDATE @ 8.30am: The body of a man has been located in the Brisbane River this morning following a major search and rescue operation overnight.

The search was launched after a member of the public spotted a man floating in the water near the Gardens Point CityCat Terminal around 7.25pm Thursday.

Police, including members of the Water Police and Polair were involved in the search overnight and the man was located deceased near Eagle Street Pier just before 7.00am Friday.


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The man is yet to be identified and police appealing for anyone with information about the man, who is believed to be aged in his 50s, has facial hair and was wearing blue jeans, to contact them.

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.

EARLIER @ 6.00am: POLICE are continuing to search for a man believed to be missing in the Brisbane River.

Officers were called when a member of the public spotted what was believed to be a man floating in the water near the Gardens Point CityCat Terminal around 7.25pm Thursday.

The man hasn’t been seen since and Water Police are continuing to search the river for the man with the assistance of POLAIR and police divers.

Police are urging anyone that may have seen the man enter or leave the water in the Southbank, Kangaroo Point or Garden Point areas or anyone that may have seen anything from the Goodwill Bridge or Captain Cook Bridge to contact them.

Searches are continuing.

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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