Man’s body discovered in waters off Noosa: Crew of charter fishing boat reportedly make grim discovery

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The body of a man has been pulled from the waters off Queensland’s Sunshine Coast after being spotted by the crew of a charter fishing boat.

Queensland Police confirmed the body of a 49-year-old man was found in the Coral Sea, about 10km from Sunrise Beach in Noosa on Monday.

A police spokeswoman said he left Caloundra in his kayak two days earlier. His kayak has not yet been found.

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Jeff Phillips, whose company Fishing Offshore Noosa owns and operates the charter boat, told the Sunshine Coast everyday his crew did not immediately know the man was dead, instead they thought he was in distress.

Archive image of Sunrise Beach, looking towards Noosa Heads. Credit: Andre Peacock/Getty Images

“The skipper just found the body floater and they picked it up,” Phillips told the outlet.

“When they brought him on board, they realized the person was dead.”

He said they brought the body ashore and into the possession of the Coast Guard.

A report is being prepared by the police for the coroner.

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