Constable Tony Bellingham at Island Plantation with a tinnie washed up on the property during the January floods.
Constable Tony Bellingham at Island Plantation with a tinnie washed up on the property during the January floods. Robyne Cuerel

Anyone missing a tinnie after the floods?

IS THIS your boat?

The mystery tinnie was found washed up in a clump of trees after the Mary River flooded earlier this year.

It is set to be sold next month by Maryborough Police if no one steps forward to claim the boat and motor within 60 days of it first being reported.

A cane farmer in Island Plantation reported the boat on March 6.

Constable Tony Bellingham said it had taken the farmer about three weeks to be able to get to the trees where the boat had been stuck.

He said there was no indication of where the boat could have floated away from and with no reports of someone missing a boat, police could not find its owner.

Const Bellingham said there were no identifying marks or registration on the worn tinnie and police had not been able to get any information through the serial number.

"There is nothing on it that identifies it to anyone," he said.

Anybody who thinks this may be their lost boat should phone Maryborough Police on 4123 8100.

"They would have to prove ownership to us," Const Bellingham said.

More information will be posted on the Maryborough police blog at mypolice.qld.gov.au/maryborough.