North West search ends in tragedy

140106 Geoffrey Channing jpeg.A week-long appeal to find 64-year-old missing Broome man Geoffrey Channing has ended in tragedy, with his body discovered near Binyadanga on Tuesday. Channing was last seen leaving Broome about 3am, Monday January 6 driving a red Landcruiser.

His family made public appeals through media such as Facebook to help spread the word of his disappearance and Police, SES volunteers and aircraft searched the area around Bidyadanga to find him.

The search ended shortly before 2pm Tuesday when the body was found within the search area, south of Bidyadanga.

Police said there is no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and a report will now be prepared for the Coroner.

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