Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Grieving Partner Rushes Home

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Grieving Partner Rushes Home

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Byline: Nikita Watts Nikita.Watts@capnews.com.au

DYSART: THE partner of Dysart miner Darryl Marsh is due home from Europe tomorrow after being told the devastating news of his death.

A 49-year-old operator at BMA's Norwich Park mine, Mr Marsh was flying to Dysart in his single-engine Cessna C210 aircraft from his home town of Roma. The flight left at 2.50pm on Wednesday, but Mr Marsh never made it to work on Thursday morning.

An extensive air search was launched in remote areas between Dysart and Roma.

The search involved nine helicopters and six fixed-winged aircraft with more than 20 aerial observation crews. The wreckage (pictured) of Mr Marsh's plane was spotted about 25km from Injune at 3.10pm on Thursday. Search teams confirmed there were no survivors.

A BMA spokeswoman yesterday said the company extended its deepest sympathies to the family and was providing support after the tragic loss.

aOur thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time,a she said. …

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