Severe fear of brother AFL and his partner after the pair disappeared during a fishing trip and found their boat on rocks
- Two fishermen who are sailing under treacherous conditions are also being searched for
- 20-year-old Jason De Silva and 33-year-old Geoff Hibberd left Western Port Bay on Sunday
- Boat found that washed ashore on Phillip Island on Monday, the pair are unknown
- Geoff’s brother, AFL star Michael Hibberd, under the wake that gathered during the search
An AFL star’s brother has gone missing after going on a fishing trip under dangerous conditions.
Geoff Hibberd, 33, and his friend Jason De Silva, 20, left a three-meter boat early Sunday morning from the Flinders ramp in Victoria’s Western Port Bay and have not been seen since.
Their boat was found washed ashore on Phillip Island on Monday.
Mr Hibberd is Melbourne’s older brother Demons AFL player Michael Hibberd, who was among the concerned family members and friends who gathered at Flinders Pier south of Melbourne on Monday while they eagerly awaited news.
Geoff Hibberd (left), 33 and Jason De Silva (right) have not been seen since Sunday
Michael Hibberd (photo with wife Anthea) is still eagerly awaiting news of what happened to his older brother Geoff
A friend raised the alarm and alerted police on Sunday evening after she was unable to contact the couple.
Mister De Silva’s Toyota four-wheel drive was still parked at Flinders Pier on Monday morning, unlocked with the missing couple’s wallet in it.
Obviously, the two friends often fish off the coast of Flinders, west of Phillip Island.
The water police and air wing, the coastguard and voluntary sea rescue services were looking for the pair and the boat on Monday. found washed up on rocks on Phillip Island.
AFL star Michael Hibberd (pictured) was one of the friends and family gathered at Flinders Pier on Monday as the search for his brother and partner continued
The three-meter boat in which the pair departed was found washed ashore on rocks Monday morning
Mister De Silva’s mother hopes the missing couple will be found.
‘Dear family and friends, please pray that my son and his buddy Geoff Hibberd will be found today ‘, Sandra Heath posted on Facebook on Tuesday.
Her son is a young carpenter who played AFL for Somerville Football Club in the Mornington Peninsula League, The Herald Sun. reported.
A friend described him as an avid fisherman who had been fishing for several years.
Hibberd described himself on social media as a “ single dad who loves golf and fishing ” who attended his younger brother’s wedding at a winery on the Mornington Peninsula in January.
The men had gone fishing on the first weekend since Victoria’s strict new social distance laws were upheld last year. All outdoor recreational activities except ‘basic exercise’, including fishing, are prohibited to control the spread of the coronavirus.
Geoffrey Hibberd (left), 33 and Jason De Silva (right) went missing on Sunday