Tragic end to ‘generous’ man’s final ride
A FATHER and avid motorbike rider never made it home after a scenic ride through the hinterland ended in tragedy.
The body of Siemon Mulder was found down an embankment of a winding Booroobin road this morning.
He had set off from his Brisbane home on Monday last week for a ride to Esk but did not return.
His family joined authorities in a six-day aerial and road search, but crews on Sunday came across his body while retrieving a bike from another minor crash about 8.20am along Maleny Stanley River Rd.
Police say his bike left the road and the body had been there for a number of days.
Mr Mulder left his Brisbane home on his blue Triumph Sprint ST about 9am on Monday morning and was expected to be home by midday.
His wife and sons were involved in the extensive search with police and State Emergency Service, even tasking an expensive private helicopter to look for any sign of him.
Members of his motorcycle club also helped scour the roads this weekend.
The family set up a GoFundMe page just days before his body was found with daily updates on the search process.
There has been no update about the discovery yet.
The police Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.