UPDATE: Rescuers find body of trapped kayaker

UPDATE @ June 8 2018 9pm | There’s been a tragic end to a kayaking trip in far north Queensland.

Rescue crews have found the body of a 37-year-old Sydney man, who went missing in the North Johnson River at Wooroonooran National Park south of Cairns on Thursday afternoon.

He had been kayaking with a group of four friends, when his kayak became wedged as he was travelling down a section of rapids.


Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

EARLIER @ June 8 2018 1pm | Police, SES and a helicopter are assisting in the rescue of a kayaker who has become wedged between rocks in far north Queensland.

The man was with a group of mates when he went over a waterfall on the North Johnson River in the Wooroonooran National Park, south of Cairns, late on Thursday.

It’s believed he then became trapped, and his condition is not known.

A rescue operation resumed at first light on Friday, but was hampered by poor visibility.