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Search Resumes For 34 Year Old Man Missing In Brisbane River

The search for a Queensland man who went missing in the Brisbane River while picnicking with friends is expected to resume at first light.

Matt Jarvis, 34, disappeared into the river near the bottom of the Kangaroo Point cliffs about 7.40pm on Saturday.

A massive search operation throughout the evening and Sunday using divers, boats and helicopters has failed to find him.

The search resumes this morning, however hopes of finding Jarvis alive are fading. 

"He walked off from the group to the river's edge ... they then heard a rustling in the trees and a splash and called out, 'I think that's Matt'," a police spokeswoman told AAP on Sunday.

Mr Javis's friends ran to the water edge at the popular barbecue spot, where he was seen struggling before three of the group dived in to try and reach him.

"Other witnesses at the scene have (also) said they observed a man in the water before he went under and was not seen again," she said.

The group had been socialising and drinking by the river, opposite the Brisbane CBD.

Mr Jarvis was last seen wearing a white long sleeve shirt with black dots, dark green cargo pants, light coloured cap and Nike shoes.

He is described as Caucasian, about 170cm tall with fair complexion and long brown dreadlocks.

with AAP

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