Search Efforts Continue in Fortescue Area ~ Wotts Up Tasmania

Search Efforts Continue in Fortescue Area

Tasmania Police would like to speak to two kayakers who were seen in the Fortescue Bay area about 4:30pm yesterday following a report of a paddle boarder on the water in the Hippolyte Rocks area in southern Tasmania.

A walker in the area reported the sighting of what they believed to be a person on a paddle board struggling in the conditions just after 9:00pm last night. Tasmania Police have not received any reports of missing people in the area, however, are undertaking a comprehensive search as a precaution.

Police have conducted a land search and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, AMSA challenger jet and police vessel Cape Wickham have been used to assist in a search of the greater Fortescue area this morning. Police remain in the area and search efforts are continuing.

If you know of anyone who may have been using watercraft in the area at the time of the reported sighting, please call Tasmania Police on 131444.




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