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Qld Canoe Owner Search To Resume Tuesday

The search for the owner of an empty canoe found carrying fresh bait and fishing rods in Moreton Bay will continue on Tuesday.

Police launched a massive search after the canoe was found floating in waters near South West Rocks on Peel Island on Monday morning.

Up to a dozen boats and three helicopters scoured the area.

Acting Inspector Steve Watterson said police were still unsure if anyone had fallen out of the canoe or if it had floated away from a camp site.

Search and rescue mission coordinator Sergeant Daniel Moyle has urged anyone with information to come forward.

"We're conducting inquiries and appealing to the public if anyone may be out in a canoe fishing who hasn't returned, or if they have lost a canoe in that area to contact Police Link or their local police station," he said.

The search was put on hold at sunset and is set to resume at first light on Tuesday, a Queensland Police spokesman said.


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