UPDATE: Woman found dead on Scarness Beach identified
Police say the woman whose body was found on Scarness Beach this morning has been identified.
Senior Sergeant Brooke Flood said officers were still in the process of notifying the woman's family.
Snr Sgt Flood said the woman, believed to be in her fifties, was not a Hervey Bay local.
"She was an interstate visitor," Snr Sgt Flood said.
The woman's death is not being treated as suspicious.
DETECTIVES have released a description of a woman found dead on Scarness Beach this morning and are appealing for help to identify her.
Detective David Mayes said the woman was 5ft tall, Caucasian, middle-aged with blonde/brown hair.
She was wearing a black top and a blue 3/4 pants.
Det Mayes said there was no signs of injury on the body and the incident isn't being treated as suspicious at this stage.
"Although we don't know for sure just yet, it's likely that she had been swimming this morning," he said.
The body has been removed from the scene.
Anyone with information asked to contact police.
AN ADULT woman has been found dead at the beach this morning.
Police were called to the Esplanade in Scarness just before 7am after a member of the public saw the woman's body floating in the water.
When Police arrived the body had already been pulled from the water by a member of the public and had been placed on the sand.
A holiday-maker from Brisbane who is staying nearby said he was shocked by the discovery.
"You don't think you will see these things especially in a quiet area like this," he said.
"It's a quiet retreat for people like me."
Police are currently taking photos as investigations continue.
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