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Body found after boat capsizes in WA creek

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A body has been discovered after a boat overturned in a creek near Derby in northern WA. Photo: Getty
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A body has been found after a skipper went missing when his boat overturned in a creek in Western Australia’s north.

The vessel overturned at Airport Creek, a tidal river system about five kilometres south-west of Derby, on Sunday afternoon with two men, a woman and two girls on board.

The four passengers waded through marshland to safety. But the skipper remained missing.

His 6.4-metre Chivers sports cab was found on the shoreline about 17 kilometres south of its capsized location.

On Monday afternoon (ADST), WA Police confirmed a body had been found, believed to be that of the missing man.

His family has been alerted and a report will be prepared for the coroner.