Rescue chopper en-route to sinking boat with children on board

A major rescue operation is underway in Central Queensland with reports a boat with eight people on board is sinking.

The vessel is believed to be taking on water near the Stanage Bay area, off the coast of Rockhampton.

The RACQ Rescue Helicopter confirmed they were on their way to the scene, with critical care paramedics on board.


CQRescue is now preparing for takeoff to head to the site of a sinking vessel with 8 people onboard near Stanage Bay,” they tweeted.

Reports suggest four adults and four children may be on board the sinking boat.

There are no further details available at this time.