Missing Noosa man Peter Maynard had checked into his hotel on August 23 and was to check out on August 28.
Missing Noosa man Peter Maynard had checked into his hotel on August 23 and was to check out on August 28. Facebook

Chunk of surfboard found belonged to missing Aussie

THE wife of missing Australian man Peter Maynard has confirmed a chunk of surfboard found off Bali is his.

Mr Maynard's wife Kylie yesterday afternoon identified the top section of a white Hammo brand board, found by a local last week, as her husband's.

The Queensland father of three (pictured) has not been seen since August 27.

He was seen relaxed and having breakfast at a hotel on Nusa Lembongan, a boat ride from Bali, where he was holidaying alone.

When he did not check out as planned the following day, staff discovered all of his personal effects still in his room and alerted police.

A local man found the surfboard section at a spot called Shipwrecks on August 28, but only on Saturday heard a man was missing and took it to police.

Detective Nyoman Wirijaya said investigators met Mrs Maynard yesterday morning.

"The surfboard has been confirmed as identical to Mr Maynard's," Mr Wirijaya said.

"She recognised its shape, colour and brand."

The search yesterday focused on Shipwrecks, with police still hopeful of finding Mr Maynard alive.

The owner of the bungalows where the Sunshine Coast man was staying said his distressed family visited on Saturday and collected his belongings.

Mr Maynard's wife, brother John and other relatives arrived in Bali on Thursday, after learning of his disappearance.

They were able to tell he had gone for a surf because a surfboard and a rash shirt were not in his room.

Read more at Brisbanetimes.com.au


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