Sean Mitchell: police find yellow dinghy they believe missing man used to row to friend’s yacht

Sean Mitchell: police find yellow dinghy they believe missing man used to row to friend’s yacht

POLICE have released a photograph of the plastic yellow dinghy missing Samson man Sean Mitchell (37) used to row from a friend’s yacht near the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Peppermint Grove overnight last Friday

A police spokesman said the dinghy was found by Water Police on a beach at Chidley Point, about 1.5km downstream, six days later.

Police want to speak with anyone who may have seen the dingy before it was found.

They concentrated their three-day-old search for Mr Mitchell near Childley Point this morning.

Forensic examination of the yacht has not assisted the police’s inquiry.

Police also confirmed Mr Mitchell’s credit cards had not been used, contrary to some reports.

He was last seen drinking at the Belgian Beer Cafe, Murray Street, Perth about 5pm last Friday.

Mr Mitchell used public transport in the city at 9pm, and his mobile phone about 10.15pm to tell a friend he was going to a friend’s yacht.

Last Tuesday night, police were told a diver had found Mr Mitchell’s satchel, keys, phone and watch in Blackwall Reach, Bicton, across the Swan River from Mosman Park on Saturday.

Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.