Young man takes his life

Tragic end at Peregian Beach park for missing man.

By Margaret Maccoll

A 26-year-old Brisbane man drowned at Peregian Beach on Monday.

Coolum Police officer-in-charge Hardy Wirth said the man’s family reported him missing overnight.

He said police had been conducting a search and rescue operation for the man around the Peregian Beach area when the man’s body was discovered in the water about 1.30 pm.

“Unfortunately he’s taken his own life. It was not an accidental drowning,“ Snr Sgt Wirth said.

He said the family were distraught and police were trying to support them.

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