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Australia Search for missing boatie Tony Higgins and the Margrel off SA coast enters third day

02:07  24 september  2020
02:07  24 september  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

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Tony Higgins on the Margrel after being rescued earlier this month. It is the second major police search for Mr Higgins , after he and his friend Derek Robinson disappeared in waters off Eyre They and the SA Police Water Operations Unit will search Encounter Bay again this morning.

Concern is growing for a boatie missing in waters off Victor Harbor, south of Adelaide, after debris was found in the water yesterday. The search for Tony Higgins and his boat, the Margrel , is The former commodore of the Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club said the South Coast was a "very treacherous

a man riding a wave on a surfboard in the ocean: The SA Police helicopter searches along the Coorong for debris yesterday. (ABC News) © Provided by ABC NEWS The SA Police helicopter searches along the Coorong for debris yesterday. (ABC News)

An air search for missing sailor Tony Higgins in waters south of Adelaide will resume this morning.

Equipment and a wallet containing Mr Higgins's identification were found washed up near the Murray Mouth yesterday, two days after he put out a distress call near Victor Harbor.

The 57-year-old man was involved in the state's biggest maritime search two weeks ago.

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Key points: Tony Higgins and Derek Robinson had to slow down after their propellor was damaged. The Margrel did not fire off any flares or activate its Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB), leading police to suspect it did not Search area widens for missing men off SA coast .

The items were found on the second day of the search for the missing boatie , who made a distress call early Mr Robinson and Mr Higgins both vanished on board the Margrel earlier this month after departing Tony Higgins ’ boat The Magrel was last seen off Granite Island at about 3 pm on Monday.

About 500 square kilometres of ocean off Victor Harbor, Goolwa and the Coorong has already been covered in the latest search.

SA Police Inspector Gus Sickerdick conceded the length of time missing reduced the chance of finding Mr Higgins alive.

"Obviously as it goes on the chances of doing that are diminishing," he said.

"We've got to bear in mind the nature of the surf and if he is in the ocean how it is affecting him if he has got anything to protect himself."

Police said the search had covered a wide area including around Victor Harbor and the Coorong, but efforts had been hampered by "very poor" weather conditions over the past couple of days.

"It's been impossible to see anything, given the nature of the surf and everything out there," Inspector Sickerdick said yesterday.

Boat involved in SA's largest search runs aground in Victor Harbor

  Boat involved in SA's largest search runs aground in Victor Harbor Tony Higgins and Derek Robinson were found after a four-day search earlier this month, but now their boat has hit another snag off Victor Harbor.The Margrel hit a sandbank when owner Tony Higgins attempted to come ashore in the south coast town for supplies yesterday.

SA Police say it is the same vessel, called the Margrel , that was missing for more than four days after Mr Higgins and his friend Derek Robinson, 48 Tony Higgins sent out a distress call early this morning. Picture Matt Turner. Boaties Tony Higgins and Derek Robinson aboard their boat found off

East Coast . Personal items including a wallet belonging to missing South Australian boatie Tony Higgins have been found washed ashore, police have confirmed. Marine rescue teams are continuing the search for Mr Higgins and his boat, the Margrel , after a distress call was made early

Police have been in contact with Mr Higgins's son to let him know his father's ID had been found, along with glasses and keys.

A commercial cockle fisherman discovered the items washed ashore several kilometres south-east of the Murray Mouth, near Goolwa, about 6:30am yesterday.


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