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"Fisherman rescues missing yachtsman in Qld June 30, 2011 - 11:09PM
A Western Australian man who plunged overboard from a catamaran which was moored off the central Queensland coast has been rescued by a local fisherman.
Emergency services launched a major search and rescue operation on Thursday night after a woman, who was also onboard the vessel, reported the 55-year-old man missing.
He fell from the boat while it was anchored off Turkey Beach, about 50 kilometres southeast of Gladstone, shortly after 7pm (AEST).
A Turkey Beach fisherman who had joined the search found the man on a sand bar.
He was cold and tired but otherwise unhurt, Queensland Police said."