Search for Qld sailor moves to shoreline

Darren Cartwright

All-terrain vehicles are being used along the water's edge of a popular tourist beach to search for a sailor who went missing from a vessel off the Queensland coast over the weekend.

A 54-year-old man was with at least one other person when he fell off the boat in rough seas and 20-knot winds about 20 kilometres east of Bustard Head, south of Gladstone, on Saturday.

Police are using ATVs to scour Agnes Water Beach while jet skis have been deployed along the shoreline on Tuesday.

The search has been scaled back to the shoreline and beach areas.