Sinking victim swims to safety

Last updated 15:31 26/01/2013

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A man has survived 36 hours at sea in torrential conditions by swimming to a nearby island.

The 60-year-old man was forced into the sea after his boat sank off Port Alma, southeast of Rockhampton, Queensland, on Thursday night.

A second man travelling on the boat has not been found.

Police said the man they have found was located this morning on nearby Balaclava Island after a massive air and sea search.

When found he was immediately transported to Rockhampton Base Hospital with unknown injuries.

The two men made a distress call from their vessel late Thursday night, telling emergency services their boat was taking on water in the Casuarina Passage.

Police from Gladstone and Yeppoon as well as volunteer marine rescue vessels were continuing the search for the missing man.

Aircraftwere also expected to be utilised dependant on weather conditions.

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- Brisbane Times

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