Three boaters thrown overboard at Nambucca Heads
|16/08/2018||Posted by admin under 南京夜网||
A MAN suffered suspected spinal injuries when he and two companions were thrown from their 5m runabout as it flipped end-to-end on the hazardous Nambucca River Bar early on Mondaymorning.
Marine Rescue NSW Northern Rivers Regional Controller Stephen Reading said a nearby recreational boat and volunteers on Marine Rescue Nambucca’s two rapid response Rescue Water Craft (jet skis) rushed to rescue the men.
“About 6am, on a low tide, a white runabout with three people on board overturned on the bar,” he said.
“One wave reportedly hit the boat, filling it with water.
“As the skipper attempted to turn, the boat was hit by a larger wave that caused the vessel to overturn end-over-end.
“One of the men was trapped underneath the boat for some time, while the other two were thrown clear, one suffering suspected spinal injuries. All were wearing lifejackets.”
Boaters in the vicinity have been warned that the boat, which remains submerged near Wellington Rock, floating ropes or other debris could form a hazard for other vessels.
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