Air and sea search underway, Sunshine Coast

An air and sea search is underway for a man missing off the Sunshine Coast.

Authorities were alerted around 3.45am that a man went overboard from a boat which was approximately 27 nautical miles out to sea.

Sunshine Coast Water Police, along with the Coast Guard and Volunteer Marine Rescue are searching waters.  Aerial assets are also searching the area.

There is no further information available at this time.

Update: The search has been suspended for a missing deck hand in waters off the Sunshine Coast.

The man fell overboard around 3.45am yesterday and the crew of the boat threw life rings and an EPIRB however the man has not been located.

The vessel is a fishing trawler based in Tin Can Bay and the missing man is a foreign national aged in his forties.

No assets will be deployed today and the search will now be a recovery search based on drift models.

Investigators from Australian Maritime Safety Authority will attend the vessel today to review the circumstances around this incident.

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