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Australia Two men try to swim to vessel off Queensland coast - only one made it

13:26  14 january  2020
13:26  14 january  2020 Source:   brisbanetimes.com.au

Man missing in Far North Queensland after boat found adrift

  Man missing in Far North Queensland after boat found adrift Queensland police say they have "no idea what's happened" to a fisherman whose boat was found drifting in the mouth of the Johnston River south of Cairns late yesterday.Police said the 55-year-old man launched his 5.6-metre boat alone from Mourilyan Harbour, south of Cairns, around 6:00am on Tuesday.

An air and sea search is under way off the central Queensland coast after two men fell overboard overnight and only one was able to swim back to the vessel . The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue searching off North Keppel Island for the missing man on Tuesday morning.

The man whose body was discovered Monday morning was an active duty airman, officials confirmed, though his identity was not released.Ferguson The body of a man who went missing after the canoe he was in capsized Sunday afternoon has been found, KETV-TV reported. Two men tried to swim to

a boat parked next to a body of water: The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue searching off North Keppel Island for the missing man on Tuesday morning. © RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue searching off North Keppel Island for the missing man on Tuesday morning.

An air and sea search is under way off the central Queensland coast after two men attempted to swim to their boat overnight, with only one making it back to the vessel.

Authorities were notified of the missing 60-year-old man about 3am on Tuesday and a search was launched involving the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue and Yeppoon Coast Guard.

a body of water: The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue searching off Great Keppel Island for the missing man on Tuesday morning. © RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue searching off Great Keppel Island for the missing man on Tuesday morning.

The position of the incident was reported as 15 kilometres north of Rosslyn Bay and north-west of North Keppel Island.

Initial information indicates the two were trying to swim out to their seven-metre boat, which was "dragging its anchor" near Conical Rocks, police said.

"One of the men, a 62-year-old, made it to the vessel, however, the other man did not reach it and remains missing."

Police had earlier believed the two men fell overboard and only one man was able to swim back to the vessel.

Horrific scenes as man in his 40s is pulled from the mangled wreckage of his ute in a critical condition after driving off a steep cliff .
Emergency services were called to the corner of Marine Parade and Tweed Terrace, in Coolangatta, on Queensland's Gold Coast, at 4.46am on Sunday. They were responding to reports a car had driven off the cliff face and landed on sharp rocks below. A man in his 40s was pulled from the car in a critical condition with serious injuries after a delicate rescue operation by paramedics. © Provided by Daily Mail Emergency services were called to the corner of Marine Parade and Tweed Terrace, in Coolangatta, on Queensland's Gold Coast, at 4.46am on Sunday He was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition.

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