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Man missing in central Qld waters

Emergency crews are searching for a 60-year-old man who went missing about 15km off the coast of central Queensland.

Initial information suggests two men were attempting to swim to their boat which had been dragging its anchor at Conical Rocks near North Keppel Island at about 3am on Tuesday.

Police say a 62-year-old man made it to the vessel but the other man did not.

Water police and the coast guard are scouring waters off the coast of Yeppoon, about 650km north of Brisbane, while a fixed wing aircraft and helicopter are conducting an aerial search of the area for the missing man.

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