RACQ Capricorn Helicopter assisting police with search at Barney Point.
RACQ Capricorn Helicopter assisting police with search at Barney Point.

Helicopter called in as police search for boat off coast

UPDATE 8.45PM: NO ITEMS of interest were located by emergency crews responding to reports of a vessel in trouble off the coast of Gladstone this afternoon. 

RACQ Capricorn Rescue team confirmed it was tasked to conduct a search and rescue in the vicinity of Gladstone Harbour at 2.30pm after a member of the community reported sighting a possible submerged vessel. 

Queensland Police Service requested the assistance of Rescue 300 to conduct a thorough aerial
search within Gladstone Harbour to investigate the report.

No items of interest were located during the conduct of the search task.

INITIAL: THE RACQ Capricorn Rescue crew is assisting police with a search in waters off Barney Point.

A Queensland Police spokesman confirmed that at 1.10pm, a member of the public standing on the shore reported seeing a vessel potentially in trouble, before losing sight of it.

 

 

Police launched a search and the spokesman said Rescue 300 did a precautionary sweep of the area to assist.

It is unclear whether the boat has been found.