Hope is fading in the search for a Perth fisherman who has been missing for more than 48 hours.
Ian Gray vanished on a solo trip off Green Head and there has been no trace of the 46-year-old or his boat.
“Police do hold grave fears for his welfare and we’re doing everything in our best efforts to find Mr Gray,” WA Police Senior Constable Brendan Byrne said.
“There have been some items of interest located on the shoreline but it’s been confirmed that it’s not linked to Mr Gray or Mr Gray’s boat.”
Emergency crews extended their search zone on Tuesday, with marine rescue and water police starting at first light.
Back on shore, mounted police units swept beaches in Jurien Bay.
Air units were also deployed from the local airport, reaching as far south as Seabird, with the help of a nearby skydiving business providing fuel for the aircraft.
“I think it’s probably close to two and a half thousand litres of jet fuel. I think that filled up four or five helicopters,” Skydive Jurien Bay’s David John said.
Police and volunteers plan to resume the search at first light on Wednesday.