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Body of missing surfer Joshua Dixon found

UPDATE: Police have located the body of a missing surfer following a two-day air, sea and land search on the Gold Coast.

The body was located in the water in the vicinity of Crusoe Island around 11am.

Police have confirmed that the body is that of the 34-year-old surfer who went missing at The Spit at 6am yesterday.

The death is being treated as non-suspicious, and police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

Police would like to thank the media and public for their assistance.

EARLIER:

A LEG rope has been found near where missing surfer Joshua Dixon vanished on the Gold Coast.

Police and other agencies are continuing their air, sea and land search for the missing 34-year-old at Main Beach.

Friday's search involves a rescue helicopter, beach patrols, and water police and other agencies on jet boats and jet skis.

Police said a leg rope was located at 5.30am on Friday 200m south of the Seaway, however, it is still unclear as to whether it belongs to Joshua's surfboard.

His white and green surfboard has not been recovered.

Officers began searching for the Upper Coomera man on Thursday after a fisherman saw him go under a wave and not resurface at around 6am at The Spit.

A vehicle belonging to a 34-year-old Upper Coomera man was located in the Seaway carpark yesterday.

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

Topics:  gold coast main beach search surfer


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