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Search Launched For Kayaker, Mary River

UPDATE | The body of an elderly man has been found in the Mary River in Conondale on Thursday.  

The regular kayaker went missing on Sunday.  

The 75-year-old's car was located on Wednesday, parked next to the bridge on Herron Road. 

A search involving Swiftwater Rescue, QFES crews and Police was launched on Thursday.  

His body was found in the river off Cooks Road, Conondale after 10:00AM.  

His kayak has not been located.  

Next of kin has been notified.  The ABC is reporting he was only reported missing by his son on Wednesday.  

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.  

EARLIER | Police are searching for kayaker missing in the Mary River region.    

The 75-year-old is believed to have headed to the Mary River on Sunday and hasn't been seen since.  

His car was located on Wednesday, parked next to the bridge on Herron Road.  The owner was nowhere to be found.  

Police said the man is a regular kayaker.

Swiftwater Rescue, QFES crews and Police are involved in Thursday's search.  

By Michelle Brewer 

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