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CareFlight helps search for man overboard

The RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter helped search for a 65 year old man who fell off the back of a catamaran 1NM north of the Gold Coast Sea Wall this afternoon.

The helicopter took off from the Bilinga base with a full search crew on board just before 2pm, assisting the Queensland Police Service and Water Police.

RACQ CareFlight Rescue Aircrewman Luke Pagano said thankfully the man was found by a Police vessel a short time later.

“The man wasn’t wearing a life jacket when he fell,” Mr Pagano said.

“He was shaken up but otherwise in good health.

“It’s a positive outcome for everyone involved,” he said.