Police had been called to the Palm Cove Jetty (pictured) about 2.30am when a woman entered the water but did not resurface (Picture: David Draycott)

The body of a woman has been recovered from waters off a popular tourist town’s jetty as a desperate search was launched for another woman who jumped into a river.

A search operation began for the first woman in the early hours of Friday in the Far North Queensland town of Palm Cove, about 25km north of Cairns.

Police had been called to the Palm Cove Jetty about 2.30am when a woman entered the water but did not resurface.

A police spokeswoman said no details were available at this time about the circumstances.

Police had been called to the Palm Cove Jetty (pictured) about 2.30am when a woman entered the water but did not resurface (Picture: David Draycott)

Police had been called to the Palm Cove Jetty (pictured) about 2.30am when a woman entered the water but did not resurface (Picture: David Draycott)

Water police, surf lifesavers and local police were involved in the search. About 7am on Friday, Surf Life Saving Queensland volunteers found the body around the northern headland near Buchans Point Beach.

In a statement, police say investigations remain ongoing, but the incident is not being treated as suspicious.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

Meanwhile, an urgent search has been launched for a woman who jumped into the Bremer River at Ipswich and did not resurface. 

Emergency services responded about 5.45am on Friday to reports a woman had entered the river but was not seen again.

Police have closed one lane of the David Trumpy Bridge as they search for the woman.

Motorists are advised to use alternative routes to avoid delays.

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