Search turns up missing boat but not its fisherman

A SEARCH is currently underway in waters off Cardwell for a missing fisherman.

The alarm was raised around 7am after an overturned vessel was located off Hecate Point (Hinchinbrook Island).

The vessel has since been recovered however the fisherman, a 65-year-old Cardwell man, is currently missing.

A search involving a helicopter and rescue boats is currently underway in the Hinchinbrook Channel area.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.



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