Search on for missing man after boat crash in north Queensland

A man is missing after the boat he was on crashed at Groper Creek in north Queensland.

Emergency services said at least two men had fallen overboard when it crashed near a jetty close to Hinkson Esplanade, roughly 120 kilometres from Townsville, about 5.30pm on Friday.

Police said two men were able to make it to safety but a third man was missing.

Paramedics treated one man suffering from facial and suspected spinal injuries who was then taken to Ayr Hospital in a stable condition.

Police were coordinating a search with water police, swift water rescue crews, a helicopter and a number of other vessels.

The search was called off overnight but was expected to resume on Saturday morning.




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