Dead man found at Allestree believed to be fishing for flounder

Portland police officers and State Emergency Service crews went to the Allestree beach after a passerby reported found a body on the sand at the end of Ferguson Beach Road.

Portland police officers and State Emergency Service crews went to the Allestree beach after a passerby reported found a body on the sand at the end of Ferguson Beach Road.

A 63-YEAR-OLD Portland man whose body was found washed up on a beach yesterday is believed to have been fishing for flounder.

The man's body was discovered washed up on the beach at Allestree, east of Portland, about 10.25am on Thursday.

Portland police officers and State Emergency Service crews went to the beach after a passerby reported finding the body on the sand at the end of Ferguson Beach Road.

Police said this morning the man's family had been notified and there were no suspicious circumstances.

"The man was wearing waders and was believed to have been fishing for flounder," a police spokesman said.

Allestree is between Dutton Way and Narrawong.

A report is expected to be prepared for the Coroners Court.

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