An air and sea search is under way after a fisherman went missing off Double Island Point this morning.
An air and sea search is under way after a fisherman went missing off Double Island Point this morning.

Missing fisherman who went 'overboard' found on boat

UPDATE | THE man who triggered a 13-hour land and sea search today after being reported as having gone overboard has been found safe and sound on his commercial fishing boat.

Sunshine Coast Water Police were advised shortly after 4pm today the missing 45-year-old fisherman had been located safe and still onboard the commercial fishing vessel he had reportedly gone missing from at 3am this morning.

The search continued for most of the day and involved water police, eight helicopters, a jet and a coast guard vessel, to name a few.

The man was found by members of the crew in a compartment on the boat.

Water Police will travel to the vessel this afternoon to speak to the man and determine the circumstances surrounding this incident.

All search assets have now been stood down.

 

EARLIER | AN AIR and sea search is under way after a fisherman went missing off Double Island Point this morning.

About 3am police received reports a 45-year-old man had fallen overboard from a commercial fishing vessel.

The hunt for the man, coordinated by water police, is ongoing and taking place about 30 nautical miles off Double Island Point.

Eight helicopters, two fixed wing aircrafts, one jet, two QPS water police vessels, two fishing vessels and a Coast Guard vessel are all involved.

Double Island Point is at the southern end of the Great Sandy Marine Park, which extends about 6000sq km along the Bundaberg and Fraser coasts and extends up to Baffle Creek. 

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