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Yacht capsizes off Qld's Stradbroke Island

AAP logoAAP 3/12/2016

A Dutch backpacker was one of two men rescued from a capsized yacht off North Stradbroke Island, but the drama hasn't dented his sense of humour.

"Australia wants to kill me! Drop bears, everything, now a rock," Max, 23, joked to reporters.

The 70-year-old skipper of the yacht, the Clair De Lune, and Max jumped from the 12m vessel after it struck Flat Rock and it sank on Sunday morning.

They were pulled from the water by Water Police after jumping into the water as the yacht started taking on water.

The skipper had planned to sail the yacht home to Tasmania.

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