Body of missing man found in Qld river

Nick Gibbs
·1-min read

A man has has been found dead after going for a swim in a river north of Brisbane early on New Year's Day.

Police discovered the 20-year-old man's body about 80 metres away from where he was last seen swimming in the Mary River near Gympie just after midnight.

A group of people were shining headlights on the water near their campground and say they saw the man, who then disappeared.

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service deployed three swift-water rescue crews, but were unable to locate him.

Divers and State Emergency Service personnel also helped search for the man.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.