39 year-old Sailor missing – Search for sailor lost off Flinders Island called off
The chances for survival, for missing sailor lost off Flinders Island have been crippled as the search for the missing man has been called off.
The 39-year-old Philippine was reported missing at about 8pm on Thursday.
Sources say he got missing in rough seas off the Tasmanian coast, off the east coast of Flinders Island in the Bass Strait.
The search was so intense and extensive yet no fruit was yielded rather fears for his safety beclouded the minds of the search team made up of, Tasmania Police and the Australian Marine Safety Authority.
The poor weather conditions with strong winds, cool temperatures and 2m swells, made the police conclude that “it was extremely unlikely the man could have survived,” according to reports.
Said the police “Due to the weather overnight and low water temperatures, police hold grave concerns for his welfare,”.