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Brisbane: UK tourist missing after “Drunken Stunt”

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A British tourist has vanished after jumping of the downtown bridge in Brisbane, into the river below.

Police reports suspect the man jumped off the bridge as a “drunken stunt” after the 30 year old man had spent Sunday evening socializing with friends.

Police officer Sean Cryer has confirmed that 4 men had been drinking in a downtown hostel when the man agreed to jump off the bridge as part of a dare.

“The young man in question … jumped off the bridge first,” he said.

“The other three fellows said he took a running jump from three or four metres away — jumped over the rail.

“They observed him go into the water, he came back up again a few seconds later, rolled on his side, went back under the water and he hasn’t been seen since.”

An extensive search party commenced following the incident.

“We’ll continue our search and rescue search until we find him,” said Inspector Cryer.

“Obviously jumping off a bridge into a river is a silly thing to do, and we’d warn against it.”

Police divers are expected to join the crew, with it having returned no leads until this point.

The parents of the British tourists have also been contacted but they are still trying to notify relatives in Australia.

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See the bald ginger head on the left? That would be mine. I’m Derek. I started travel writing many years ago but got caught up along the way, working for the man in the real world. However, I grew tired of staying in the one place all the time and decided to leave conventional living behind for good. Since then, I have been travelling the world with absolutely no plan, other than to go any place that looks interesting. It may sound simple, but that’s because it is, when you want it to be.

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