Chris Caserta Missing: Queensland police recovered the body of a missing Jockey
Popular 26-year-old Victorian jockey Chris Caserta who disappeared during a swim at Surfers Paradise Beach at about 10 pm on Wednesday night before becoming trapped in a rip has now been found by authorities.
News reaching us states that the police discovered a body floating 200m offshore of a Gold Coast beach, and the body has been formally identified as missing jockey Chris Caserta.
According to the report, Land, sea, and aerial searches have been recommenced, with police, lifeguards, rangers, and Volunteer Marine Rescue volunteers all involved. Coastal areas from the south of Stradbroke Island off Brisbane, to Gold Coast’s Burleigh Heads, are being searched for the missing 26-year-old Jockey.
Thursday afternoon, the missing Victorian was presumed dead, with rescue efforts focusing on recovering his body.
Deputies on Friday morning confirmed surf lifesavers on wave runners had spotted a body in the water at 8.30 am, floating 200m offshore from the sand pumping jetty near the Southport Spit
At 10.30 am, it was confirmed that the body was that of the missing Jockey, 26-year-old Chris Caserta. The police will prepare a report for the Coroner.
Queensland Police tweeted: “Sadly the body of 26-year-old Chris Caserta has been located in waters off Main Beach. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.”