Police will begin recovery operation on Saturday after locating sunken vessel about 5km offshore

A fishing vessel which capsized and sank off the central Queensland coast with six crewmen on board has been found, police have said.

The skipper, Ben Leahy, 45, and crew members Adam Hoffman, 30, Eli Tonks, 39, Adam Bidner, 33, Chris Sammut, 34, and Zach Feeney, 28 are believed to have died when their boat the Dianne was caught in rough conditions near the town of 1770 on Monday night. The discovering follows days of searches, using seven aircraft.

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