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Thomas Courto: search continues for missing boatie off Wynyard, Tas

A mass search is being carried out for missing boatie Thomas Courto, last seen about a week ago entering Tasmanian waters with two others on board.

A mass air, land and sea search is continuing in northwest Tasmania for a man who has been missing for almost a week after he and two others on-board a vessel became lost at sea.

The search for missing boatie Thomas Courto entered its sixth day on Monday.

He was last seen around noon last Monday, when he and two others on-board a yellow and white 17ft Caribbean half cab vessel entered waters at the Wynyard boat ramp.

The alarm was raised when the trio failed to return.

On the second day of the search, the remains of Isaiah Dixon and Bree-Anna Thomas – who were also on-board the boat – were found washed up along the shores between Table Cape and Fossil Bluff, about 200m apart from each other.

Tasmania Police have continued to search the area, with the help of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and ground crews, but are yet to find Mr Courto.

A specific boat with a multi-beam sonar – a tool that uses multiple sound signals to detect the sea floor – was added to the search party on Monday.

“While the police search is ongoing, and with conditions in the area, to ensure a co-ordinated approach and safety of the community, police ask people not to enter the water,” police said in a statement.

Flowers and notes had been laid for the trio at a Wynyard park and along the main street to honour them.

A GoFundMe page was also set up to raise $10,000 to keep the search going. It has passed it target, reaching more than $12,300.

“If anyone seen a yellow boat today in the water at all today (Monday) from Smithton to Devonport or have heard from Isaiah Dixon or Thomas Courto on any social media, can you please pass that or any info onto me, police and family member,” the page read.

“Please share the hell out of this!”


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