Three days after leaving his buddies to go fishing alone, the physique of 49-year-old Andrew Donohue was discovered swimming off Robbins Island off Tasmania’s untamed northwest coast.
Mr. Donohue, 49, was final seen at 8:30pm on Friday when he left a campsite to fish on Perkins Island.
The search and rescue operation resumed Sunday morning after the Chudleigh man’s empty black and blue canoe was discovered on Saturday.
Later Sunday, police discovered Donohue’s physique within the water south of Robbins Island, northwest of his final identified location.
Tasmanian Police thanked everybody concerned within the search after initially expressing hope that the lacking man could possibly be discovered alive.
“Our ideas are with Mr. Donohue’s household and family members at this troublesome time,” police mentioned in a press release.
Appearing Inspector Stewart Williams had beforehand mentioned that Donohue did not inform his buddies why he was going fishing earlier than he left the campsite and did not take his mobile phone with him.
He mentioned police had been instructed the incident was out of character and got here as a shock to his buddies, however alcohol was not believed to be an element.
A report is ready for the coroner.
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