Search underway for missing fisherman in Geraldton

Francesca Mann and Gavin BoxGeraldton Guardian
A picture of the boat. A search is underway for an eldery man who failed to return from a fishing trip today.
Camera IconA picture of the boat. A search is underway for an eldery man who failed to return from a fishing trip today.

Police have released an image of a missing fisherman’s boat as the search continue off the Geraldton coast.

The 78-year-old man set off fishing from the Geraldton boat ramp around 6am this morning in a 13ft white Quintrex aluminium boat with a red stripe on the side.

He was reported as overdue by a family member after he failed to return to shore today.

The Department of Marine Safety vessel joins the search for a missing fisherman, who set off fishing from the Geraldton boat ramp around 6am today.
Camera IconThe Department of Marine Safety vessel joins the search for a missing fisherman, who set off fishing from the Geraldton boat ramp around 6am today. Credit: Geraldton Guardian

A number of vessels are searching off the coast, including the Department of Marine Safety vessel.

Police are organising an air search.

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