Desperate search for missing motorcyclist ends in tragedy because his body is found in Bushland – just a few days before his son's wedding
- The body of Siemon Mulder, 66, was found after a week of searching
- Mr. Mulder took a ride but did not return and his family contacted the police
- His son Luke gets married and flew from the UK looking for his father
The desperate search for a loving father ended in a tragedy after the body of the motorcyclist was found in bushland.
Siemon Mulder, 66, went missing on Monday after driving to the city of Esk, an hour north-west of Brisbane, but could not return.
His family raised the alarm and triggered an extensive police search as they explored the area on foot and by helicopter until his body was discovered by another motorcyclist.
Siemon Mulder, 66, (right) was missing on Monday after driving to the city of Esk, an hour north-west of Brisbane, but not returning – his son Paul is also pictured
The second rider stepped on the same corner on Maleny Stanley River Road in Booroobin, north of Brisbane at 8.20 on Sunday, as he descended the dike and discovered Mr Mulder's crashed Triumph.
The rider warned the police and Mr. Mulder's body was quickly found and flown in from the bushland.
& # 39; Formal identification has yet to be performed, but it is believed that Sandgate man Siemon Mulder is missing & # 39 ;, Queensland police said in a statement.
Tragically, Mr. Mulder's body was found just days before the wedding of his son Luke, who was traveling from the UK to look for his father alongside his brother Paul and mother Wendy.
The second rider stepped into the same corner on Maleny Stanley River Road in Booroobin, north of Brisbane at 8.20 on Sunday, as he descended the dike and discovered Mr Mulder's crashed Triumph
The second rider warned the police and Mr. Mulder's body was quickly found and flown in from the bushland
& # 39; Siemon Mulder, our father, was a real gentleman, & # 39; said Luke Brisbane Times.
& # 39; He was a kind and gentle man who loved his motorcycles and always put his family first. & # 39;
& # 39; The whole family was very touched by all the people who helped with the search and the people around the world who supported us. & # 39;
Despite the horrific recent events, Luke said he would cherish the memories of his father who learns how to ride together and go on an adventure.
A friend of Wendy, Mr Mulder's wife, Karen Rigney, has a GoFundMe campaign set up to support her girlfriend.
& # 39; We just want to say how incredibly grateful the Mulder family is for all support from the police and the larger community, this exhausting search was widespread and now there will be an autopsy to determine the cause of death and a funeral to prepare because, & # 39; wrote Mrs. Rigney.
A report on the tragic accident is being prepared for the coroner.
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