Search and rescue operation, Southport

Police are searching for a missing man in the Coral Sea after a jet-ski was found drifting earlier today.

Around 1:35pm, police were alerted to the drifting vessel around 13km east of the Seaway after another vessel noticed the craft and no rider in its vicinity.

A short time later, police located a vehicle and trailer linked to the jet-ski at a boat ramp at Main Beach.

Police launched a multi-agency land, sea and air search to locate a 54-year-old Labrador man who is believed to be the missing rider.

The search for the missing rider will continue tomorrow morning.

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