Rescue crews deployed to boat sinking near Scawfell Island in Qld

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A boat with six people on board is sinking near an island in waters off the central Queensland coast, with rescue crews en route to the emergency.

A rescue team responds to reports of a shipwreck near Scawfell Island.  Photo by RACQ CQ Rescue.
Camera iconA rescue team responds to reports of a shipwreck near Scawfell Island. RACQ QC Rescue. Credit: Provided

RACQ CQ Rescue said the ship sank near Scawfell Island around 3.10pm on Wednesday.

The mountainous island is more than 700 km off Mackay.

Six people are believed to be on the ship, RACQ CQ Rescue said.

More soon.

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