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LIVE – Updated at 05:25 Follow the day’s updates live.   05:25 In New Zealand, the body of an Australian visitor has been found at

Lake Wakatipu, Glenorchy. RNZ reported the man had been missing at the lake since yesterday. He had been helping a child struggling when he became in trouble himself,

police said. Police said the man’s body was found about 3.50pm.   05:21 Police appeal for help in investigation into alleged assault and kidnapping on

Gold Coast Police investigating an assault and kidnapping from a Gold Coast car park have appealed for dashcam footage, AAP reports. Police said the men, a

24-year-old from South Australia and a 22-year-old Gold Coast man, were at a Southport apartment complex when they were approached by five men wearing balaclavas about 8pm on

Wednesday. Both men were assaulted and forced into a Mercedes Benz C63 sedan. The 24-year-old man escaped before the Gold Coast man was taken by force from the

car park. He was transferred to another vehicle and taken to an address where police allege he was tortured – tied to a chair, assaulted and threatened with what is believed to be

a firearm. The 22-year-old suffered injuries to his face and wrists before he was released at Burbank, southeast of Brisbane, and used a ride-share operator to return to

Southport. Both men were in stable condition and treated at Gold Coast hospital. The Mercedes Benz was abandoned at Brighton Parade, Southport, about 9.45pm with

a Nissan Maxima driven by the mask men also found in Southport.