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DEVIL'S POOL| Search for missing man in popular Babinda swimming hole


UPDATE| Around 10am this morning police divers retrieved the body of a man just south of Devils Pool at Babinda Boulders.

Police would like to thank SES, QFES and the community for their assistance.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.


UPDATE| Police are still undergoing a search and rescue operation for a man missing after going for a swim in a Far North Queensland water hole.
He has not been found by Police and SES since running into trouble while swimming with a friend at the Devil's Pool at Babinda Boulders late yesterday.
Acting Inspector Brett Jenkin says it's dangerous place to swim:
"It is a restricted area, it is well-fenced, it is restricted for a reason, it's a dangerous area!
There's 18 signs between this area and that to warn people not to go into that area and for good reason". 
Police and SES crews are back out today searching for a Brisbane man who went missing at a popular swimming hole in the Far North.
The 37-year-old failed to resurface while swimming with a friend in the Devil's Pool at Babinda Boulders near Cairns.
Acting Sergeant Heidi Marek says that he wasn't able to be located as of late last night: 
"A search did recommence as of 6 this morning but we expect the police dive squad to head in later today". 
It's understood the man was camping with a group of friends in the area. 
Last year, 18-year-old Madison Tam drowned while swimming at Devil's pool, which is known for its deceptively strong currents.
(Photo: Queensland Police Service. Supplied.)