Located: Missing man, Briggs Reef (Port Douglas)

Cairns police have located the body of a man who was reported missing off the coast of Port Douglas this afternoon.

Police were notified just after 2pm that a man had failed to return to a vessel after snorkelling off Briggs Reef, just east of Fitzroy Island. He was last seen aboard the vessel at around 12.30pm.

A Search and Rescue was activated by Cairns police a short while later, tasking the Rescue 510 helicopter.

At around 4.25pm, the helicopter located a deceased man in the water. The man has been identified as a Pakistani national.

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.  There is no further information available at this stage.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or 24hrs a day.

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