Two bodies recovered after trawler sinks

Police drivers will resume their search for the bodies of four fisherman presumed dead after their trawler capsized and sank off the Queensland coast.

The bodies of two of the six missing men were retrieved on Saturday after the Dianne went down in treacherous conditions near the town of 1770 on Monday night.

Gladstone Police Inspector Darren Somerville said the bodies were being bought back to shore for identification.

"There's a lot of debris including mattresses, fridges freezers, blankets, lifejackets - everything you'd expect to see on the inside of a boat, which makes it extremely difficult for the divers to see," he told journalists in Gladstone on Saturday.

"It's not the best scenario, we had hoped to clear the whole vessel today, that hasn't happened."

Fisherman Ruben McDornan is the sole known survivor of the trawler after he managed to get clear of the sinking ship before being picked up by a passing vessel.

Skipper Ben Leahy, 45, and crew members Adam Hoffman, 30, Eli Tonks, 39, Adam Bidner, 33, Chris Sammut, 34, and Zach Feeney, 28, are presumed dead.

Police used sonar equipment to locate the Dianne about two-to-three nautical miles off Round Hill Headland on Friday afternoon.

The vessel is about 30 metres underwater and was being guarded ovenight with a 5km exclusion zone.

Inspector Somerville said the families of the missing men were being kept informed and were understanding of the difficulties facing divers.

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