Helicopter to search Coast beaches for missing man
THE Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter will patrol beaches between Double Island Point and Mudjimba today as the search for a missing Saudi Arabian man enters its third day.
The 21-year-old man has been missing since 6pm Tuesday when he was swept into the ocean by a wave at Alexandria Bay within Noosa National Park.
He man was with three other men, all Foreign Nationals from Saudi Arabia, at the time of the accident.
Earlier this week, Police inspector Mike MIley said all four men had been taking a walk and sunset photographs around the Devils Kitchen on Tuesday evening when the accident occurred.
He said it was believed the man had climbed down a small cliff and walked out onto a rock, where a wave swept him into the ocean.
Lexis English Noosa director Ian Pratt confirmed the missing man had been a student at the college for months.
He had planned to attend aviation training in Brisbane after finishing his language studies.