Second body found off #Perth coast as search for missing fishermen continues – More Here;

A second body has been found in the search for four missing fishermen off the coast of Perth.

The four family members left for a fishing trip off Rottnest Island on Wednesday morning and had not been seen since, triggering a major air and sea search.

The body of one person was found yesterday afternoon west of Garden Island, about five kilometres off the coast, south of Fremantle.

Police today said a second body was found in the same area about 6:00pm last night.

There has been a preliminary identification of the bodies but no confirmation.

The men set off from Woodman Point near Fremantle in a 5.5-metre boat for an overnight fishing trip to the island.

No names have been released but police confirmed among the missing were the 50-year-old owner of the boat from the Perth suburb of Coodanup, his brother — believed to be aged in his 40s — the 24-year-old son of the boat owner and a 31-year-old man who was also a member of the family.

They were due back on Thursday but never arrived…

Source: Second body found off Perth coast as search for missing fishermen continues – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)