Police searching Moreton Bay after empty canoe found

Brisbane Water Police are currently conducting a search in Moreton Bay after an empty canoe was found drifting through the water.

Police were notified of the wandering canoe around 6.30am on Monday after it was spotted South West Rocks on Peel Island.

The canoe is about 240cm long, yellow in colour with a blue band. There are two fishing rods in the canoe and fresh bait.


It is unknown if anyone has fallen out of the canoe or if it has drifted away from a camp site.

There are currently three water police vessels and two helicopters conducting a search of Moreton Bay in relation to the matter.

Police are appealing for anyone who recognises the canoe or can supply further information to contact them.