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Fishing Vessel Found Off QLD Coast

A fishing vessel which capsized and sank off the central Queensland coast with six crewmen on board has been found off the Round Hill Headland.

Skipper Ben Leahy, 45, and crew members Adam Hoffman, 30, Eli Tonks, 39, Adam Bidner, 33, Chris Sammut, 34, and Zach Feeney, 28 are believed to have died when their boat the Dianne capsized and sank in rough conditions near the town of 1770 on Monday night.

Queensland Police have confirmed they found the boat about two to three nautical miles off Round Hill Headland on Friday afternoon.

Families of the missing men on Friday chartered two vessels to join authorities in their efforts to locate the men's bodies.

Meanwhile, four sailors have spoken of their remarkable rescue of Ruben McDornan, the sole known survivor.

Exhausted, injured and wearing only a pair of boardshorts, Mr McDornan spent hours treading water after the vessel sunk to the sea floor.

He was reunited with his wife and mum in Gladstone on Thursday.


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