[Update – September 01 2009]
The AFP have released further information including the name of the missing surf skiier – 30 year old Peter Morrison, of Jerrabomberra, NSW.
The ABC has more about his disapearance into Lake Burley Griffin.
- At approximately 12.40 pm this afternoon (August 30) a 30-year-old Canberra man was reported missing after last being seen on a surf-ski on Lake Burley Griffin between Springbank Island and Black Mountain Peninsula.
An extensive search utilising ACT Policing resources and ACT Ambulance Southcare is currently being conducted in the area to locate the man.
The search will continue until night-fall and is expected to resume at first light tomorrow morning if the man is not located.
The 30-year-old male was wearing a black polo fleece jacket, black shorts and a black bucket or wide brimmed hat. ACT Policing is appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the man on Lake Burley Griffin at approximately 12.40 pm today to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers.
- ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a weekend assault and robbery involving multiple offenders and victims that occurred near the Allawah Flats in Reid on Saturday night (29 August).
About midnight, a group of seven people were approached by another group whilst walking toward the city along Ainslie Avenue. One member of the offending group, totalling between five and nine people, then punched one of the victims, knocking him to the ground.
A struggle has then ensued between the two parties, with the victims being pushed and shoved and one hit on the head with a baseball bat. A number of their personal belongings were also stolen, including mobile phones and cash.
The offending group, made up of both males and females all of Aboriginal appearance, was last seen running towards Allawah Flats however an extensive search of the area failed to locate them.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.
If you can help Police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.