Fears for four Australians and three other passengers whose charter boat never returned to their resort on a private island in Indonesia
Four young Australians on a surfing holiday are missing after their charter boat was unable to return to their resort on a private island in Indonesia, three other passengers were also on board.
They were part of a group of 12 Australians across two boats traveling between Nias Island and the Banyak Islands of Aceh, off the west coast of the mainland, when they encountered bad weather on Sunday.
Indonesian authorities named the four Australians as Elliot Foote, Steph Weisse, Will Teagle and Jordan Short.
The other boat was able to find refuge on an island halfway to their destination, Sarang Alu, notorious for its dangerous conditions.
Instead of finding safety, the boat carrying the four boys decided to continue through the bad weather.