The search for a man who went missing off Tasmania's northwest on a boat trip has resumed, following the grim discovery of two bodies.
Isaiah Dixon, Thomas Courto and Bree-Anna Thomas left Wynyard on a yellow and white 17-foot Caribbean motorboat around midday on Monday, police said.
They were reported missing that afternoon when they failed to return.
The bodies of a man and a woman – whose names have not yet been confirmed at the request of their families – were found washed ashore at nearby Table Cape on Wednesday.
A helicopter resumed searching for the other man and the vessel on Thursday morning, while ground crews are combing the coastline.
Tasmania Police has asked members of the community to not enter the water because of safety concerns and to ensure a coordinated search.
Rough seas and winds have made late afternoon searching difficult in previous days.
Police have said their efforts will be focused on the Fossil Bluff and Table Cape area, to the west of where the group set out.
On Wednesday afternoon, Inspector Steve Jones said police still have hope of finding the second man alive.
The boat was equipped with the required safety equipment including flares, radio, EPIRB and flotation devices.
Mobile phones belonging to the trio have not returned a signal since Monday afternoon.
Mr Dixon held a boating licence, police have said, while the boat is believed to belong to his father.Internet Explorer Channel Network