Worries missing out on Qld fisherman might have been seized by croc

There are serious concerns a fisherman missing in North Queensland for 24 hours might have been taken by a deep sea crocodile

. A major search procedure is proceeding for the 69-year-old, who stopped working to return house from a fishing trip in the Hinchinbrook Island location the other day.

It’s recognized the man’s other half elevated the alarm after her hubby left for Gayundah Creek around 3pm as well as claimed he would certainly be back an hour later on.


When he fell short to reveal as well as couldn’t be contacted using radio, she became concerned and called police.

The man’s harmed 2.5 metre dingy was located upside down near the mouth of the Gayundah Creek around 2.30 am this morning, but the man was nowhere to be seen.

According to the Queensland Department for the Environment, Land as well as Water, the damages to the vessel seems constant with that of a crocodile.

“Departmental specialists on the ground have examined the vessel as well as figured out that it is very most likely that a crocodile is included, nevertheless, the specific conditions as well as sequence of events stay unknown,” the division said in a statement released this afternoon.

“A look for the animal is now underway.

“Our ideas are with the family of the missing man at this time.”