Search for missing kayaker, Moreton Bay

Sadly, the 21-year-old international student who became separated from a group of three other vessels in waters off Peel Island on Wednesday afternoon has been located deceased.

The search, which continued throughout the night, located the man at 7.15am this morning.

There are no suspicious circumstances and police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

Police would like to thank all who were involved in the search.

Earlier: Water police are continuing a search on the waters of Moreton Bay for a missing kayaker.

Fourteen water police and volunteer vessels are searching in waters off Peel Island for the man who became separated from a group of three other vessels on Wednesday afternoon.

Around 4pm the group of seven friends were kayaking from Peel Island back to North Stradbroke Island, having travelled the reverse direction earlier in the day.

The worsening wind and current, increased the time for the journey and the group were separated around 5pm in the rain and failing light.

One of the group contacted authorities and water police commenced a search at 5.20pm.

Around 6.30pm, two kayaks with four people were located near rainbow passage. A third kayak with two people was located at 9pm near Amity Banks.

A single kayak is still outstanding with a 21-year-old Brisbane man, wearing a long sleeve shirt and red life jacket. He is in a blue “reflection” brand single seat kayak.

Due to the weather no air search has been conducted, however vessels will continue to search through the night.

Water police are appealing for anyone in the area who may have seen the kayaker to contact police.

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