Kaleb Cockburn found in marine search off Exmouth

Kaleb Cockburn found in marine search off Exmouth

A man who was missing off the coast of Exmouth has been found safe and well after a night at sea.

Emergency services carried out an extensive marine search for Kaleb Cockburn, 25, after he didn’t return from a fishing trip by the expected time of 3pm Monday.

Local Volunteer Marine Rescue and private vessels helped with the search.

An Australian Maritime Safety Authority Challenger rescue aircraft also left Perth at 2am on Tuesday and assisted with the search from above.

Police said Mr Cockburn was found safe and well in his fishing boat this morning.

Search for missing hiker enters fourth day

The news was less positive further south, with the large-scale search for a hiker missing near Kalbarri entering its fourth day.

Perth man Darko Prlenda was last seen at a caravan park near the tourist town on Thursday, November 3.

While the 46-year-old’s hire car and belongings remained at the park, residents raised the alarm when he was not seen for two days, and he was reported missing on Saturday.

Police and SES volunteers, supported by manned aircraft and drones, have been searching bushland along the coast near Red Bluff Beach as part of the search effort.

Anyone who spots Mr Prlenda, or has other information regarding his whereabouts, should contact police on 131 444.