The 48 year old Melbourne builder had been refurbishing buildings hit by Cyclone Yasi in the Palm Island group, about 65km northeast of Townsville (Australia), and was taking a weekend break. It is not known whether he was killed by sharks or died from other causes. The man had been working on Orpheus Island and was relaxing with friends on Fantome Island when they noticed their boat had broken its moorings. The friends swam after the boat, but ‘Rooster’ disappeared. Sharks had been seen in the area and the body had been attacked. The man left a wife and stepson.