A search involving police and SES personnel around bushland off Conway Street looking for Missing Ipswich Man Mark Wilson. Picture: Cordell Richardson
A search involving police and SES personnel around bushland off Conway Street looking for Missing Ipswich Man Mark Wilson. Picture: Cordell Richardson

Body found in search for missing man east of Ipswich

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Police have found a body in the search for missing Riverview man Mark Wilson.

The 37-year-old had not been seen since Tuesday afternoon and police had been searching for him east of Ipswich this afternoon.

Police still need to formally identify the body, but have said they believe it to be Mr Wilson.

It comes after an SES volunteer in her 30s had to be rescued from the bottom of a deep mine shaft after falling yesterday afternoon.

The woman was an SES volunteer who was searching bushland for the missing man.

Police had yesterday said they had exhausted their search efforts after a week and were calling for information from the public.


UPDATE:

A 37-year-old man missing from Riverview was last seen at a Bannerman Street home around 1.30am on Tuesday June 9.

A search involving police and SES personnel around bushland off Conway Street searched for him yesterday and will resume at first light today.

Police are appealing for anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact them.

EARLIER:

POLICE have exhausted search efforts for a missing Ipswich man and are now renewing calls for information.

Mark Wilson, 37, was last seen at a house on Bannerman St, Riverview about 1.30pm on Tuesday, June 9.

His disappearance prompted a massive police and SES search that commenced in bushland near Conway St last Wednesday and continued into the weekend.

 

A supplied image obtained on Thursday, June 11, 2020, of Mark Wilson who was last seen at a Bannerman Street home around 1.30pm on Tuesday, June 9.
A supplied image obtained on Thursday, June 11, 2020, of Mark Wilson who was last seen at a Bannerman Street home around 1.30pm on Tuesday, June 9.

 

Inspector Keith McDonald said the search area was now completely covered and he was awaiting further advice on whether the area will need to be extended further.

"We have searched all that is humanly possible of that area," Insp McDonald said.

"We want the missing person to understand they are not in any trouble.

"If something has happened and he is with some friends we ask that he gets in contact with police so that we can acknowledge he is still alive."

Insp McDonald said police were not ruling out anything until Mr Wilson was located.

Mr Wilson is described as 175cm tall, Aboriginal, of a solid build, with dark brown hair, goatee and moustache.

He was last seen wearing a black polo shirt, a hoodie and red board shorts.

Anyone with information that could assist police can contact Crime Stoppers or Police Link.


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