Fisherman found after overnight Peel Estuary search

Police have found a 52 -year-old fisherman who was reported missing in the Peel Estuary overnight.

The man set off in his dinghy to go fishing in the Peel Estuary around 8.30pm Sunday night and was due to return around 10.30pm.

But a family member raised the alarm around 1.30am when the man did not return. 

Four Volunteer Marine Rescue vessels, one police vessel and the police helicopter were used in the search.

The man was located about 6am in the South Yunderup canal, walking in shallow water.

Police believe the man had become separated from his boat.  

He is safe and well, and police are currently reuniting him with his vessel.