RACQ LifeFlight Rescue searches for two boats near Fraser Island

The Bundaberg RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has been called into action, to search for two boats in waters near Fraser Island, this morning.

The chopper was initially tasked by Queensland Police Service (QPS) at first light, to locate a boat after its occupants reported it had broken down.

It’s believed the boaties lost contact with authorities shortly after calling for help.

Crews searched for almost three hours, before locating the boat, about halfway between Fraser Island and the mainland.

The two occupants were safe and well.

The helicopter hovered near the boat, while rescue vessels travelled to the scene.

Once Hervey Bay Water Police arrived, the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crew was tasked to search for another boat nearby, that was reported overdue.

The crew found the vessel near the northern end of Fraser Island, before determining the occupants were safe and did not require their assistance.