Search for boatie Thomas Courto, missing for almost a week continues

Emily CosenzaNCA NewsWire
Isaiah Dixon (pictured) and Bree-Anna Thomas (next image) were on-board the same boat. Facebook
Camera IconIsaiah Dixon (pictured) and Bree-Anna Thomas (next image) were on-board the same boat. Facebook Credit: News Corp Australia

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.

Breaking News Breaking News Thomas Courto. Picture: Facebook
Camera IconThe search continues for Thomas Courto. Facebook Credit: News Corp Australia
Breaking News Breaking News Isaiah Dixon is one of three missing at sea off the North West coast.
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Camera IconIsaiah Dixon (pictured) and Bree-Anna Thomas (next image) were on-board the same boat. Facebook Credit: News Corp Australia
Breaking News Breaking News Bree-Anna Thomas. Picture: Facebook
Camera IconBoth of their bodies were found washed up on shores between Table Cape and Fossil Bluff on Wednesday. Facebook Credit: News Corp Australia

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.

The trio went missing in waters off Wynyard in Tasmania’s north-west. Google
Camera IconThe trio went missing in waters off Wynyard in Tasmania’s north-west. Google Credit: Supplied
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Camera IconA floral tribute was laid in Wynyard’s main street to honour the trio. Supplied Credit: News Corp Australia

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!”

Originally published as Search for boatie Thomas Courto, missing for almost a week continues

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