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'Yeah Buoy' Boat Found, Two WA Fishermen Still Missing

A boat that vanished last month off the Perth coast with four men onboard has been found but only two bodies have been recovered so far.

The 5.5-metre boat named Yeah Buoy was reported missing after the group failed to return to Woodman Point from a fishing trip to Rottnest Island on October 3.

The bodies of Jacob Pham, 24, and Justin O'Neill, 32, were found west of Garden Island days after the boat disappeared.

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But owner Uock Pham, 50, and his brother Tuan Pham, aged in his 40s, remain missing.

The search had been called off but a member of the public spotted debris about 13km off the coast between Carnac Island and Rottnest Island, prompting police to start looking again on October 29.

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Sergeant Paul Crawshaw said divers found the boat on Wednesday and it had been brought to shore where officers would analyse the vessel for clues.

"It's going to be difficult to tell much from the boat because it is in a reasonably poor condition, having been on the seabed for, obviously, a number of days," he told reporters on Thursday.

The family of the four men said last month their deaths had left "huge holes" that could never be filled.

Mr O'Neill was described as a much-loved partner to Ashleigh Hough and father to William, 10, Jackson, eight, and three-year-old Zach, while Jacob Pham was described as "the sweetest young man".

AAP

 

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