A desperate search is under way for at least 20 suspected illegal immigrants on the run in dense rainforest after a foreign fishing boat ran aground north of Cairns.
Police were this morning searching vehicles and caravans at the main checkpoint at the Daintree River ferry — the only crossing point on the crocodile-infested waters.
11 people were on Sunday detained, some well-dressed, as they sat on an isolated beach near the crocodile-infested Daintree River, surrounded by Australian Border Force officials and police.
A social media post by Danielle Fox is currently doing the rounds:
While this post is still unconfirmed the internet is quickly getting behind Barry to congratulate him on his compassion.