Horror weekend on the Tablelands with missing man found dead

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Police divers located the man at 4.15pm today at Emerald Falls Road in Mareeba.
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What's been a tragic weekend with this mornings single car fatality on Burton Road, Tinaroo, Queensland Police confirm that the 20-year-old man who had been the subject of an extensive search in Mareeba has sadly been located deceased in Emerald Creek Falls this afternoon.

At 1pm yesterday the 20-year-old man was reported missing when his friends lost sight of him when he walked ahead of them on Emerald Falls Road.

A land and aerial search was conducted throughout yesterday and today which had continued overnight.

Assets including SES officers, specialist police and swift water rescue assisted with police divers locating the man at 4.15pm today.

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the man’s death and police will now prepare a report for the Coroner.

Police had closed Emerald Falls Road in Mareeba to assist with the search and have since reopened the area.

The Queensland Police Service extends its sincere condolences to the man’s family and friends at this difficult time.


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