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Search for missing fisherman called off

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The search for a fisherman missing in waters off the Sunshine Coast, has now been suspended.

The deck hand fell overboard around 3.45am yesterday and the crew of the boat threw life rings and an EPIRB in an effor to mark his location, however the man has not been located.

The vessel is a fishing trawler based in Tin Can Bay and the missing man is a foreign national aged in his forties.

No assets will be deployed today and the search will now be a recovery search based on drift models.

Investigators from Australian Maritime Safety Authority will attend the vessel today to review the circumstances around this incident.

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