Freedomroo – Tragedy as the body of a middle-aged man washes up in Brisbane in death considered suspicious 

The man’s body was seen by crew members of a ferry in the Brisbane River at Kangaroo Point near the city's famous Story Bridge at 7.30am this morning

Tragedy as the body of a man is spotted by ferry crew floating in the Brisbane River – as cops treat the mystery death as suspicious

  • A man in his 40s or 50s was found in the Brisbane River at 7.30am this morning
  • Water police helped recover the body from the water near Kangaroo Point
  • Queensland Police said the man’s death was being treated as suspicious
  • It appealed for information from the public to help establish the man’s identity 










Police are appealing for public information after the body of a man washed ashore near a Brisbane landmark.

At around 7.30am this morning a man’s body was seen by crew members of a CityCat ferry in the Brisbane River at Kangaroo Point near the city’s famous Story Bridge.

Water police were alerted and helped bring the man’s body from the river to the Captain Burke Park underneath the bridge.

The man’s body was seen by crew members of a ferry in the Brisbane River at Kangaroo Point near the city’s famous Story Bridge at 7.30am this morning

Police established a crime scene and are treating the death as suspicious. Further identifying information was later released, the man described as Caucasian, aged in his late 40s or 50s, 175cm tall with a proportionate build, and short dark hair with a grey tinge

Police established a crime scene and are treating the death as suspicious. Further identifying information was later released, the man described as Caucasian, aged in his late 40s or 50s, 175cm tall with a proportionate build, and short dark hair with a grey tinge

A crime scene was established as police said the death was bring treated as suspicious.

This afternoon police released further information on the discovery, describing the man as Caucasian, aged in his late 40s or 50s, 175cm tall with a proportionate build and short dark hair with a grey tinge. 

He was clean shaven and without tattoos or jewellery.

Police asked for anyone with any information on the man’s identity to come forward.

On social media one woman said she was walking in the area with her children when they came across the scene, as police retrieved the body from the Brisbane River.

Queensland Police asked for anyone with any information on the man's identity to come forward

Queensland Police asked for anyone with any information on the man’s identity to come forward

‘The police had just arrived, thank god, and covered [the body],’ she posted.

A Kangaroo Point resident, Phil Allan, told The Courier-Mail he went to see what was happening at 8am after returning from a run and noticing police and paramedic vehicles on the scene. 

‘Thankfully a neighbour stopped me and said she was on the beach when the body was pulled ashore,’ he said.

A number of other Brisbane residents noted on social media sites that it was not uncommon for bodies to be found at that particular spot on the river.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au 

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