Grave fears for man missing in floodwaters in North Queensland

A massive search has resumed in North Queensland for a man missing in floodwaters.

The man, believed to be in his 20s, was on a boat with two others at Groper Creek, south of Townsville when the tinnie hit a submerged jetty late on Friday afternoon.

Two of those on board were flung from the boat.


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One of the men managed to hold onto the tinnie as it drifted downstream and was rescued a short time later.

But the second man disappeared into the water and has not been spotted since.

The search was suspended last night because of fading light but has resumed this morning.

Water Police, swift water rescue crews and a helicopter will be involved in the search while locals are also using their own boats to help.

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