Paul Brazier departed Urangan Boat Harbour around 1.30pm on Monday,
Paul Brazier departed Urangan Boat Harbour around 1.30pm on Monday,

UPDATE: Search for missing Bay boatie scaled back

UPDATE: The search for a missing Bay boatie has been scaled back.

A spokesman from the Queensland Police Service said the decision to scale back the search was made about 12pm on Friday.

The search for the missing man will continue on Saturday.

EARLIER: The search for a missing Hervey Bay boatie is continuing on Friday.

Paul Brazier departed Urangan Boat Harbour around 1.30pm on Monday, May 25, for an overnight fishing trip.

The Chronicle understands he had planned to return Tuesday afternoon.

A search began on Wednesday afternoon.

Paul is described as Caucasian in appearance, 177cm tall, of a proportionate build with red crew cut hair, beard and moustache.

His boat, a white 2002 Yalta 5.4 metre half-cabin powerboat bearing registration NE852Q, was found capsized on waters off Fraser Island on Thursday.

The search,  coordinated by Hervey Bay Water Police, includes Bundaberg and Hervey Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue volunteers, a helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft.