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Update: The body of a man, believed to be missing man Jai Ellis, has been found after a large-scale search was conducted in the Tweed area.

The Queensland man had been reported missing this morning after his vehicle was found parked near the Tweed River.

The 21-year-old man had been holidaying with family members in the Fingal Bay area.

A large-scale land and water search was conducted; with police from Tweed-Byron Police District assisted by staff from Queensland Police, Roads and Maritime Services, the State Emergency Service (SES), the Westpac Helicopter, and Surf Lifesaving NSW.

Police are not treating the death as suspicions.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

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Original report: A large-scale search is underway for a missing Queensland man, whose vehicle has been found parked near the Tweed River.

Jai Ellis, 21, had been holidaying with family members in the Fingal Bay area and was reported missing this morning.

His vehicle, a red Honda Civic coupe with green p-plates and QLD registration 691-XYS, has been found parked near the Tweed River at Chinderah.

A large-scale land and water search is now underway; with police from Tweed-Byron Police District being assisted by staff from Queensland Police, Roads and Maritime Services, the State Emergency Service (SES), the Westpac Helicopter, and Surf Lifesaving NSW.

Mr Ellis is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 168cm tall, about 70kg with an athletic build, and brown hair in a military-style haircut.

Concerns are held for his welfare and anyone with information about his whereabouts is urged to come forward.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

 


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