The body of a missing camper who disappeared in a notorious Queensland swimming hole known as Devil's Pool has been found.
The missing Brisbane man, identified as 37-year-old Shanon Hoffman, failed to resurface at Babinda Boulders, near Cairns, while swimming with a friend on Monday evening.
The pair had been swimming in a restricted area.
Police divers located Mr Hoffman’s body in the water at 10.15am on Wednesday, Acting Inspector Brett Jenkins told reporters.
"The area was about 200 metres upstream from the area commonly referred to as Devil's Pool," he said.
"It's a tragedy. It is such a beautiful place.
"That whole area is notorious. It is extremely dangerous."
Acting Inspector Jenkins said the pool was riddled with shoots and deep water currents that could "easily take even strong swimmers underneath".
Emergency workers started searching for the man on Monday about 8.30pm.
They were joined by a swift-water rescue team, divers and a police helicopter on Tuesday.
"I know it looks inviting but it's dangerous. There is a history in this area of people going missing in the water," Acting Inspector Jenkins said.
"The Devil's Pools are restricted for a reason. People have lost their lives."
Acting Inspector Jenkins said 18 people had died in the area.
Mr Hoffman’s family was notified of the tragic news on Wednesday morning.
"Whilst they were prepared for the worst, this has still come at a incredible amount of pain and it's very traumatic for the family,” Acting Inspector Jenkins said.
Police will prepare a report for the coroner.
Earlier this year, an 18-year-old woman died after she failed to resurface in the pool.
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