Urgent search after life jacket found off North Stradbroke

Police are appealing for urgent help to find the owner of a life jacket and fuel tanker found floating off North Stradbroke Island.

A member of the public discovered the items off Main Beach around midday on Wednesday.

They then handed the items, described as a red 25-litre fuel tank and a purple and black ‘Essential’ branded life jacket, into police.


Water Police, Polair and North Stradbroke Island Volunteer Marine Rescue personnel are currently co-ordinating a search off North Stradbroke Island.

Anyone who recognises the life jacket or fuel tank is urged to contact police immediately.

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.