Coroner's Court of Western Australia

Inquest into the Death of Ian Shardlow

Delivered on 11 April 2014 at Perth.

Finding of Coroner King.


The deceased was a 76 year old man who on 16 August 2012 sailed his six metre catamaran sailboat from Bunbury and never returned. An extensive search failed to locate the deceased.

The inquest focused on the circumstances of the suspected death and whether the Coroner was satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that death occurred and the cause and manner of death.

The Coroner found the deceased died on 16 August 2012 at Geographe Bay off Busselton from a gunshot wound to the head. The manner of death was open finding.

Catch Words

Missing person : emergency search : open finding.

Last updated: 15 July 2022

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