Missing fisherman Rohan Wilson’s wife makes plea


Missing Clarkson fisherman Rohan Wilson.
Missing Clarkson fisherman Rohan Wilson.

THE wife of missing Clarkson fisherman Rohan Wilson has made a plea for residents to look out for debris that could be linked to the disappearance of her husband and his boat.

Mr Wilson has been missing for just over two weeks, having not returned from a fishing outing on his 6.4m vessel Hot Gossip off Mindarie on June 15.

With police suspending the search early last week, Melissa Wilson took to Facebook on Monday in the hope residents might find a clue as to Mr Wilson’s whereabouts.

“I was hoping to ask any northern coast residents to please keep an eye out for any debris or items that may wash ashore on beaches around your area. Particularly along Quinns Beach and northwards towards Lancelin,” she posted.

“I know there are many beach and ocean lovers around so I just wanted people to be aware if they find anything no matter how insignificant it may seem.”

Mrs Wilson also posted a tribute to her husband on the Weekenders’ Facebook page in following his disappearance.

“Our hearts ache so much for you Rohan – love you forever,” she wrote.

A sizeable crew involving police, the SES, volunteer sea rescue and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority searched for Mr Wilson for four days without success.

A Go Fund Me page to raise money for Mrs Wilson and her two sons, aged eight and two, was opened this week with more than $9000 donated in just four days.

Karen Dauncey, who started the account for her “beautiful friend”, said the money would be used in the short term to cover day-to-day costs while the family grieved.

To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/rohanwilson.