Police scale back search for missing fishermen off Qld central coast

Queensland police have scaled back their search for the four missing crew members of a fishing trawler which capsized off Queensland’s central coast two weeks ago.

The search for Gold Coast man Chris Sammut and three other crew members has not been completely abandoned, police will continue water, shoreline and inlet patrols daily.

Last week, divers finished clearing the wreckage of the trawler, which overturned in waters off the Town of 1770 on October 16.


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During searches of the vessel, police were able to retrieve the bodies of 30-year-old Adam Hoffman and 45-year-old Ben Leahy.

Arrangements are currently being made on how to recover the vessel.

Anyone with any information is being urged to contact police on Policelink on 131 444.