Man missing from ship off Port Hedland coast

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UPDATE: THE body of a man, believed to be that of a 23-year-old missing from an anchored ship, has been located in waters off Port Hedland.

A report will now be prepared for the Coroner.

 

EARLIER: POLICE have grave concerns for the welfare of a 23-year-old Indian national who is missing off the coast of Port Hedland.

The man has gone missing from a bulk ore carrier anchored off Port Hedland Harbour.

He was reported missing after he failed to appear for the ship’s afternoon muster about 1pm on Wednesday.

He was last seen at the morning muster about 9.30am.

The man is described as having a dark complexion and was last seen wearing white overalls.

The water and air search was suspended overnight, starting again at first light this morning.

Police are calling on anyone with information to call 131 444.