A missing spear fisher was found walking on the beach.
A missing spear fisher was found walking on the beach. Simon Trippe

Missing diver found walking on beach

A SEARCH party tasked to find a missing diver near Abbot Point on Saturday was called off when the man reappeared walking along the beach.

A Queensland Police Service spokesman said friends raised the alarm at about 1pm, when the male diver failed to return to their boat, about 2km south of Abbott Point, after spear fishing.

Water police and Bowen police were notified, and a helicopter was tasked to find the missing man.

But before the helicopter could leave, the man returned, at about 2pm.

He had managed to swim to shore and walk back along the beach.


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