MISSING MAN: Eero Tiitinen has been missing from a Hervey Bay marina since November 17. photo Contributed
MISSING MAN: Eero Tiitinen has been missing from a Hervey Bay marina since November 17. photo Contributed Contributed

Search continues for man missing from Hervey Bay marina

POLICE and volunteer groups are continuing to scour the water as part of the search for missing man Eero Tiitinen.

Mr Tiitinen was reported missing late last week and was last seen at the Hervey Bay Marina on November 17.

The keen sailor, along with his dog, was heading to Moreton Bay with a stop at Inskip Point on the way. 

Hervey Bay water police Sergeant Paul Bacon said searchers had been out in the water trying to find a trace of the missing man.

"Water police and volunteers have conducted patrols of the Sandy Straits," he said.

Sgt Bacon said the Tin Can Bay volunteer coastguard and the Westpac Surf Lifesaving helicopter on the Gold Coast had also been involved in searches of the area.

"The response through Crime Stoppers has been better than expected," he said.

"All the yachting and sailing social media are broadcasting it and putting it out there."

Mr Tiitinen is an experienced sailor and usually contacts family and friends but has not contacted anyone since.

It is understood Mr Tiitinen was a regular at the Hervey Bay Boat Club

He is described as Caucasian, about 185cm tall, solid build, with short grey hair and a beard.

His boat is a 8.2m Herreschoff yacht with a white hull and blue mast named Colombo 7.

If you have any information on Mr Tiitinen's whereabouts call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Police Link 131 444.



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