Police and CIB officers are recovering a car from the water at Toolooa Bends Boat Ramp.
Police and CIB officers are recovering a car from the water at Toolooa Bends Boat Ramp. Sarah Steger

UPDATE: Car removed from water, forensic testing to be done

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10.10pm: THE CAR police worked to remove from a body of water at the Toolooa Bends Boat Ramp tonight has been successfully retrieved, a police spokesman said.

When asked what the make and colour of the car was, the spokesman said he was unable to confirm as it has not been reported to him yet.

"The"re going to carry out forensic testing to try and figure out where it's from," he said.

"There's not really much they can do on it tonight ... so that'll happen first thing in the morning."

The car has been towed away from the boat ramp next to Gladstone-Benaraby Rd.

7.45pm: POLICE are still trying to remove the car from the water at Toolooa Bends Boat Ramp.

So far, they have been unsuccessful in retrieving the vehicle, which is why there is no more information on what this incident is related to.

"Once they have gotten the car out they'll be able to get a better idea of what's going on here ... whose car it is ... how it got there," she said.

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7.15pm: A WITNESS was at the scene where at least four police cars and a police trailer lit up the side of the Gladstone-Benaraby Rd at the Toolooa Bends Boat Ramp tonight.

The scene off the main road was sectioned off by police, who were prohibiting onlookers from coming within 200m of their location in the boat ramp car park.

The witness said it was increasingly hard to see what was going on due to the lack of daylight, but that some things were clear: Police were surrounding the boat ramp and had what appeared to be a forensics trailer at the water's edge.

Police officers and CIB officers could be seen walking up and down the path leading to the boat ramp, shining their torches in either direction.

The Observer is still trying to get specifics on the incident from police. 

Earlier today, a police media spokesman confirmed police divers were searching waterways in the Gladstone area identified as potential areas of interest in a missing person investigation.

It is unknown whether this investigation is related to the unfolding scene at the boat ramp.

Police and CIB officers are recovering a car from the water at Toolooa Bends Boat Ramp.
Police and CIB officers are recovering a car from the water at Toolooa Bends Boat Ramp. Sarah Steger

6pm: THE Toolooa Bends Boat Ramp area is swarming with police officers this evening, with the entire scene sectioned off by police tape.

When contacted by The Observer, Gladstone police were unable to answer any questions regarding what was taking place at the scene.

A Queensland police media spokesman was able to shed some light on the unfolding event, saying "police are retrieving a car out of the water."

Updates to follow.



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