Man rescued

A man has been found clinging on to a marine beacon after he fell from his boat into the sea off Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Emergency services scrambled to find the man after his 13-metre yacht was discovered run aground between the northern tip of Bribie Island and Caloundra at about 4pm on Tuesday.

The yacht still had its engine running and a dog and phone onboard, sparking an extensive air and sea search in nearby waterways.

The experienced sailor, David Simpson, told Channel Nine’s Today show he was thrown off his boat when a strong wave hit.