Who is Trent Riley?
Trent Riley was a fisherman who posted two videos on social media showing calm waters two hours before he went missing on Wednesday. His boat was found empty and motoring in circles. He is described as being Caucasian, about 183cm tall, with a proportionate build and brown hair.
The search for missing fisherman, Trent Riley, has continued for a fifth day. Water police, the coast guard and dozens of friends and family spent the day searching waters in Moreton Bay. https://t.co/lixUGWKYC3 #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/NtH6xSaeB4
— 7NEWS Brisbane (@7NewsBrisbane) April 18, 2021
How old is Trent Riley?
Trent Riley is 23 years old at the time of death, April 14, 2021.
Trent Riley Missing
Queensland Police Acting Inspector Mark Mooney said Mr Riley posted two videos on Instagram at 1.27pm which showed calm conditions on the bay. “That’s the last we heard of him, of his posting or interaction,” he told reporters on Thursday.
Insp Mooney said the boat was not damaged, indicating there had not been any collision, but one of the 26-year-old’s three fishing rods was missing.
He said a dry bag Mr Riley would have taken with him if he had “voluntarily” got into the water was still in his boat.
“We’re not totally aware at this stage how he’s fallen out of the boat,” Insp Mooney said.
Trent Riley Update
Water Police, Volunteer Marine Rescue, helicopters and volunteer coastguard have been involved in the search. Queensland Police Acting Inspector Mark Mooney said Mr Riley’s Instagram posts at 1.27pm on Wednesday featuring calm conditions on the bay showed his last known whereabouts.
Insp Mooney said the boat was not damaged, indicating there had not been any collision, but one of Mr Riley’s three fishing rods were missing.
The 26-year-old’s small aluminium boat was found off Mud Island, near the Port of Brisbane, at about 3.30pm.
Trent Riley Found
A GoFundMe page set up to help his family ‘continue the search for Trent’ and cover expenses has raised more than $30,000 of a $40,000 goal since it was posted on Saturday. ‘Any support is greatly appreciated and will help keep Trent’s family focusing on their main goal – bringing Trent home’.
Riley is believed to have fallen overboard while fishing in Brisbane’s in Moreton Bay on Wednesday afternoon.
Trent Riley Facebook
A Facebook page – Let’s find Trent Riley – has also been set-up, with friends detailing their search efforts in the hope of finding the missing fisherman.
Trent Riley Brisbane
At the time he went missing Mr. Riley was wearing a long-sleeved grey fishing shirt, black jeans, black shoes and a bucket hat.