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Body of missing Gold Coast swimmer found

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The man went swimming with three friends and did not return. Photo: AAP
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The body of a man who went missing on a late-night swim with friends on the Gold Coast had been found.

Queensland police confirmed the missing 25-year-old Brisbane man’s body was found at Mermaid Beach just after 9am on Monday.

He had been reported missing after going swimming with a group of friends at the main beach at Surfers Paradise shortly after midnight on Saturday.

Police were called at 2.30am when the man did not return .

The group encountered rough waters and tough conditions, Queensland Police Chief Superintendent Mark Wheeler said on Sunday.

“I’m advised that a number of people in that group came into difficulty whilst they were swimming,” he said.

“The conditions really weren’t set up for swimming, particularly at night.”

Another man was treated on the beach.

The group had travelled from Brisbane for a celebration.