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Chopper locates distressed fisherman

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter assisted the Queensland Police Service (QPS) and Coast Guard in a search and rescue mission this morning at Inskip Point near Fraser Island.

A man on board a sinking vessel let out a distress signal at around 9:30am and CareFlight was tasked to help.

The helicopter performed an aerial search for the missing man and located the stricken vessel which was then towed back to shore by Tin Can Bay’s Coast Guard.

Thankfully, the man was unhurt so did not require transportation to hospital.

The helicopter and crew returned to base.