Search And Rescue Operation at Saibai Island, QLD

Police have launched a search and rescue operation following the disappearance of a 16-year-old boy at Saibai Island this morning, April 18.

At approximately 4am, emergency services responded to reports two teenagers had tried to swim to shore from a broken down dinghy.

A 13-year-old boy made it back to shore, but the 16-year-old boy remains missing.

Thursday Island Water Police immediately activated and commenced a search and rescue with support from general duties crews.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

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