Norfolk Bay fatality
Sadly, a 65-year-old man has died following a boating incident near Norfolk Bay in southeast Tasmania yesterday afternoon.
Police began searching for the man and another 33-year-old man about 6pm when friends raised concerns after they failed to return from an outing as planned.
“The pair had set off from Premaydena in a small, motorised dinghy, with plans to stay close to shore at Norfolk Bay,” said Acting Inspector Penny Reardon.
“A land, sea and air search was conducted and at 10:30pm the 33-year-old man was found by marine police about 1.5km from shore.”
“He was transported to hospital for medical treatment after being in the water since the dinghy capsized some eight hours earlier.”
“The search continued into the night and early this morning for the other man, who was sadly found deceased near Wiggins Point shortly before 8am.”
“The dinghy was found nearby a little while later.”
“Police would like to thank the community for the information provided overnight, and for all those who offered support and assistance in the search.”
“Our thoughts go out to the man’s family and loved ones.”
A report will be prepared for the coroner.