Body of 81-year-old found in lake after search

POLICE have found the body of an 81-year-old Sunshine Coast man who drowned at Wangi Wangi.

Police divers found the body of the man, near his 35-foot moored yacht, at about 1.30pm.

Police said the man and his wife were heading back to the yacht after attending a nearby party on shore when the pair’s dinghy capsized throwing them into the water. 

The woman managed to cling to the hull of the dinghy. 

She raised the alarm at 5.40am when she was able to swim to shore and flag down a member of the public. 

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