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Capsize survivor swims for six hours

Two fishermen are missing and another swam six hours to safety after their boat sank off South Australia's coast.

A search is underway for the missing men in the Gulf St Vincent after their colleague was washed ashore about 2am (CST) today near Stansbury on the Yorke Peninsula.

The 33-year-old man, who told police their boat sank about 8.30pm (CST) yesterday, survived six hours in the water before being discovered by passers-by in underwear and a T-shirt.

He has been taken to hospital suffering hypothermia.

"The man stated the boat got into difficulty about 8.30 last night," a South Australia police spokesman said.

"The boat has reportedly sunk approximately six kilometres offshore from Stansbury."

Emergency services, including water police, other fishing boats and aircraft, are concentrating their search on that area.

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