Search for boat crew member off Qld coast

Cheryl Goodenough

A man has fallen off a sailing vessel in waters off central Queensland.

A search and rescue operation is currently underway for the man after a distress call was made about 10.20am on Saturday.

Police said authorities were notified the crew member had fallen from the boat about 20 kilometres east of Bustard Head, south of Gladstone.

Water Police, the Central Queensland Rescue Helicopter and Volunteer Marine Rescue vessels are involved in the search.