Divers to search for missing teen

POLICE divers have been called in to search for a teenage boy who is missing presumed drowned after jumping into a waterhole near Drake yesterday afternoon.

The 17-year-old was swimming with friends at Boonoo Boonoo Falls, in the Boonoo Boonoo National Park, when he jumped from a ledge into a fast flowing waterfall.

He failed to resurface and emergency services were called to the scene but he was unable to be located.

There was a strong current at the time of the teenager's disappearance and low visibility in the water.

Police divers are expected to begin their search this afternoon.

Anyone with information about this matter should contact New England Police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
 


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