Horndean backpacker missing after leaping into river in Australia

Dale Rehr of Horndean who is missing in Australia
Dale Rehr of Horndean who is missing in Australia

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BACKPACKER Dale Rehr is missing in Australia after leaping 30ft into a river in Brisbane.

Reports in the Australian press say the 30-year-old, who is from Horndean, was with friends before leaping off the bridge on Sunday.

He has not been since.

According to the Brisbane Times, a group of backpackers watched as Dale took a running jump from the William Jolly Bridge.

One of those with him, who did not wish to be named, said: ‘We feel horrible for egging him on to go and do it. We thought he would be fine because we did it a couple of weeks ago.

‘His flip-flops are still sitting upstairs we’re all shattered at the moment.’

Earlier this month, Dale started working at IT and security company Forum Group. Its national security manager Jake Meredith said his employee witnessed others jumping into the Brisbane River and said he did not ‘want to get in any trouble’ while in Australia by following suit.