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Swimmer’s body found in far north Queensland

Police divers have found the body of a 61-year-old man who went missing in a swimming hole in Queensland’s far north.

The Millstream local had been swimming with two friends on Saturday afternoon at the Army Swimming Holes, near Big Millstream Falls, when he was dragged under the water by the fast-flowing current.

A Rescue 510 helicopter conducted sweeps of the area where the man disappeared in far north Queensland.

A Rescue 510 helicopter conducted sweeps of the area where the man disappeared in far north Queensland. Credit:File/Rescue 510 Cairns

Police were notified when the two friends drove to Ravenshoe Police Station about 1.45pm to raise the alarm.

Police commenced a search, with a Rescue 510 helicopter conducting sweeps of the area, and swift-water rescue and SES personnel attending. The search resumed on Sunday.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

AAP

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