Emergency services are back out at Bargara this morning searching for a person off the shore. Photo: Zac O'Brien.
Emergency services are back out at Bargara this morning searching for a person off the shore. Photo: Zac O'Brien.

UPDATE: Search for reported missing person called off

UPDATE 3.10pm: The search for a reported missing person in waters off Bargara has been cancelled. 

After several hours of searching today, a Queensland Police Service spokesman said after no sightings and no further reports of a missing person, the search efforts had been called off. 

UPDATE: The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crew has been stood down after more than two hours of scouring the Bargara coastline for a suspected missing swimmer. 

The rescue chopper joined other emergency services, at Bargara about 7.45am. 

An RACQ LifeFlight spokesperson said witnesses reported seeing a person struggling in the ocean, about 25m offshore, on Friday evening, before losing sight of the swimmer. 

The helicopter was initially tasked to search for the person last night, but was unable to locate anyone. 

The chopper was called back to the search area this morning. 

After hours of searching, the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crew was stood down and returned to base. 

Queensland Police Service coordinated the search. 

 

EARLIER: The search continues for a person believed to have gone missing in Bargara waters last night.

A Queensland Police Service spokeswoman said a helicopter was searching from above and Volunteer Marine Rescue Surf Life Savers looking from a jet ski and police on ATVs.

The search was launched just before 7pm after reports of a person struggling in water.

The QPS spokeswoman said they had not received any further reports of a missing person.

Emergency services continue to search off the coast of Bargara for a person. Photo: Zac O'Brien.
Emergency services continue to search off the coast of Bargara for a person. Photo: Zac O'Brien. Zac O'Brien

This is a developing story.

 



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