A research for two fishermen is underway in the state’s South East this afternoon.

Just ahead of 1pm police and emergency products and services were termed right after a boat overturned 9km offshore from Cape Jaffa.

The vessel was situated just right after 5pm, nonetheless, the two adult males on-board have not been discovered.

The SES volunteers and skilled crayfishing vessels are assisting with the research.

Police say they believe the adult males to be more mature gentlemen.

media_digital cameraPolice and SES are searching for a missing boat off Cape Jaffa. (File graphic)

Marino Supervisor at Cape Jaffa, Steve Ottoway is on the ground assisting emergency products and services with research initiatives.

Mr Ottoway explained 4 crayfish boats are out hunting and a SA police helicopter is due to arrive at the scene shortly.

“We’re assuming who they are (the missing adult males) but at the moment we’re not guaranteed,” he explained.

“At the stop of the day fisheries are in this article, police are in this article, so we’re heading to do our greatest to co-ordinate the research initiatives.”

Mr Ottoway explained he will keep searching for the adult males into the night, or as prolonged as needed.

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