Search for Blair Smith ends in worst way possible
THE search for a former NBL player and Gladstone Port City Power men’s coach has ended tragically.
The Queensland Police Service confirmed last night Blair Smith’s body had been found.
They said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.
No more details were available at the time of print.
Mr Smith, 45, was last seen on Tuesday this week, just before lunchtime in the Boyne Valley. His wife Rebecca Smith told
The Observer she had been away in Brisbane when her husband disappeared.
“We don’t know where he’s gone or which direction he’s gone, we don’t know anything,” she said on Wednesday night.
“We want him to know... Blair, you are so loved and we miss you.”
Mr Smith had a young family and lived in the Boyne Valley.
The Observer understands police were searching for Mr Smith in the Boyne Valley area yesterday.
The State Emergency Service was not activated.
The former coach and NBL player worked as a school teacher at St Therese’s Catholic Primary School in Monto.
The school he taught at had finished for the year.
He coached his last game for the men’s Port City Power team in August.
Mr Smith chose to leave the position himself.
Mr Smith played in 283 National Basketball League games for teams including the Brisbane Bullets, Melbourne Tigers, West Sydney Razorbacks and the Townsville Crocodiles.
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RIP: Former NBL player and Port City Power coach Blair Smith.