Police expand search to waterways for missing Gold Coast man

UPDATE @ 4.30am MAY 20 | POLICE will continue searching Gold Coast waterways for a 30-year-old man who has been missing for several days.

Jarryd Treacher was last seen around 10am on Saturday at a Brook Avenue address. However, Queensland Police have confirmed they are looking into claims he went body boarding not long after.

There have been unconfirmed reports of a man, matching his description and wearing jeans, padding near the southwall out of the Seaway at Southport around 10.15am that same morning.


Jarryd’s vehicle was located locked and parked at The Spit car park later that night.

Gold Coast water police are searching an area encompassing Main Beach through to Moreton Island and are appealing for anyone who may have located flippers or a bodyboard (similar to attached images) to contact police.

Polair and police vessels have been involved in the search to date.

Anyone who may have seen Jarryd, knows of his whereabouts, or has seen his bodyboard or flippers, is urged to immediately contact police.


EARLIER @ 4PM MAY 18 | Police are asking for public help to locate a man reported missing from Southport.

Jarryd Treacher, 30, was last seen at a home on Brooke Avenue around 10am on Saturday.

Police say Jarryd suffered a medical condition that requires medication and they have concerns for his welfare.

He’s described as Caucasian, around 183cm tall with a slim build, medium-length blonde/brown hair and blue eyes and has a tattoo on his left ankle.

Jarryd was last seen wearing long black trousers, a black jacket and black shoes.

Police say he drives a black Nissan X-TRAIL with Queensland registration 529HIG.

Anyone who may have seen Jarryd, or may know of his whereabouts, is urged to contact police.

Image: Queensland Police

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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