Great Lakes police search resumes for lost fisherman William Lam at Tuncurry

Fisherman’s body found at Tuncurry Divers have been called in after a man went missing at Tuncurry. Pic: Great Lakes Advocate
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Divers have been called in after a man went missing at Tuncurry. Pic: Great Lakes Advocate

Divers have been called in after a man went missing at Tuncurry. Pic: Great Lakes Advocate

Divers have been called in after a man went missing at Tuncurry. Pic: Great Lakes Advocate

Divers have been called in after a man went missing at Tuncurry. Pic: Great Lakes Advocate

Detective Acting Inspector Natalie Stephens will address the media this morning about the search operation. Photo by Shane Chalker Photography.

TweetFacebookPOLICE have found the body of a fisherman missing at Tuncurry in the second day of searching.

William Lam, 32, gotinto difficulty when he entered the water at Wallis Lakes to retrieve his child’s shoe just before 2pm on Wednesday.

Emergency services were alerted when the Berala man failed to surface.

His body was found near Regatta Island just after midday.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Police earlier in the day said they believed Mr Lam, who was not a strong swimmer, had “most likely drowned.

“Wecan’t sugar coat this, the conditions were bad yesterday,” Great Lakes Local Area Command Inspector Charne Musgrove said on Thursday.

Police divers were called into the area shortly before 10am Thursday to scour the lake.

“There were a few witnesses who saw Mr Lam in the water but theweather yesterday (Wednesday) was too atrocious to get a boat in,” Inspector Musgrove said.

“The witnesses grabbed the son once they saw the father in the water andcalled police. The little boy was then taken back to Forster Police Station and is ok.”

The search for a missing man at Tuncurry has entered its second day. Pic: Great Lakes Advocate

Mr Lam, whowas in the Great Lakes area with his wife and two children, waslast seen by witnesses near a yellowbuoy just out from theTuncurry boat rampbefore a strong current pulled him under the water.