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Search continues for missing man in Lake Alexandrina

Authorities are searching for a fifth day for a man who went missing last week after the inflatable canoe he was in capsized in waters off Lake Alexandrina in South Australia.As of 8am on Thursday, members of the water operations unit and sea rescue squadron began the search from the Milang Boat ramp using jet…

Authorities are searching for a fifth day for a man who went missing last week after the inflatable canoe he was in capsized in waters off Lake Alexandrina in South Australia.

As of 8am on Thursday, members of the water operations unit and sea rescue squadron began the search from the Milang Boat ramp using jet skis.

The search was postponed for the past two days due to poor weather conditions.

Authorities began looking for the 31-year-old Brahma Lodge man just before 11.30am on November 27 after two men were reported missing.

While one of the missing men, a 19-year-old from Elizabeth Vale, was located and treated for hyperthermia, the second man still remained at large.

The canoe was also found inflated, with the oars and sunglasses belonging to the two men, about 2km offshore and 7.8km east of where the men set off from Sheoak Road, north of Milang.

SA Police said held “grave concerns” for the man on Saturday.

At the time, Acting Superintendent Gus Sickerdick said there were gusty winds that blew the men out towards the centre of the lake.

“Even though we don’t hold high hopes, we will continue (searching) for as long as we can,“ he said.

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