Sunday 13 March 2011

Search and rescue Tongue Reef, near Port Douglas

A search and rescue mission was mounted late this evening for three men that were found clinging to an upturned boat, near Tongue Reef, east of Port Douglas.

The powerboat belongs to a Kewarra Beach resident, and had taken on-board water and capsized just before 5pm Sunday evening.

The three men, all safe and well, were recovered at 6.30pm and returned to Port Douglas. Police are now investigating whether an offence under the Marine Safety Act has occurred.

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