Westpac rescue helicopter used to search Derwent River

Westpac Rescue Helicopter
Westpac Rescue Helicopter


About 6pm on Saturday, Tasmania Police received information from a member of the public regarding a possible swimmer in trouble at Kingston Beach.

Following searches from Kingston Police, Marine and Rescue Services, police hold no further concerns for any person’s welfare relating to this matter.


The Westpac Rescue Helicopter has been used in a search of the Derwent River, between the Alum Cliffs and Boronia Beach area.

Tasmania Police has also deployed land patrols and marine police in the region.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have information regarding swimmers in the area of Kingston Beach on the afternoon of April 14, or any information relating to a silver Holden Vectra sedan, which was in the area.