Water search and rescue underway for missing man near Brisbane

A search and rescue operation is underway for a man in the Moreton Bay region following the discovery of an unmanned boat.

Water search and rescue underway for missing man near Brisbane

A search and rescue operation is underway for a man in the Moreton Bay region following the discovery of an unmanned boat.

Emergency services including the Police Helicopter are currently searching around and nearby Mud Island, northeast of Fisherman Island.

The alarm was initially raised about 3.30 pm this afternoon following the small aluminium boat driving uncontrolled off Mud Island, with no one found aboard.

Water police, Polair, Volunteer Marine Rescue and the Coast Guard have since started a search for a 26-year-old Brisbane man who they believe was onboard the boat.

More to come.

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