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Selma Weir search enters third day

Emergency services will continue the search for a missing kayaker at the Selma Weir at first light.
Emergency services will continue the search for a missing kayaker at the Selma Weir at first light.

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THE search for the 30-year-old man missing, feared drowned, at Selma Weir entered into its third day at the break of dawn this morning.

Combined emergency services have been at the weir since about 11am Sunday after Emerald local Michael William Barnes, who was kayaking with a friend in the Nogoa River, fell into the water and disappeared.

Preliminary police information suggested two men entered the weir in separate kayaks before becoming trapped.

The othe man, Michael McLucas, managed to swim to safety and raise the alarm before being taken to the Emerald Hospital for treatment of non-lifethreating injuries. He has since been released from hospital.

The other man appears to have been sucked under the weir.

Emerald officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Peter McFarlane said there would be an increased presence of State Emerageny Service volunteers as the search entered it's third day, with a team from Rockhampton expected to arrive this morning.

Emerald police are appealing for anyone who may have been at the Selma Weir to contact the station on 49838100.

MORE TO COME.

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