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Police Divers Find Two Bodies In Sunk Fishing Trawler Off Queensland Coast

The recovery operation continues.

21/10/2017 8:28 AM AEDT | Updated 22/10/2017 10:00 AM AEDT
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The trawler sank on Monday night.

The bodies of two men have been recovered from a fishing trawler that sank off the Queensland coast earlier this week.

An exclusion zone has been set up around the site of the vessel that went down off the state's central coast.

Six men are believed to have died when the fishing boat, named Dianne, sank in heavy seas on Monday night.

The two drowned men found have not yet been identified, while the search continues for the other fishermen.

The recovered bodies were found in the wheelhouse of the vessel, police told the ABC.

Only one of the crew is thought to have survived the sinking. He was rescued after he clung to the overturned hull for several hours.

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