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Lucky escape for trio who fell off WA boat

  • Three people have had a lucky escape after they fell off a boat near Perth
  • Two women aged 24 and a man, 30, at the rear of the boat fell overboard
  • Search involving three aircraft and nine vessels located the trio after two hours

Three people have had a lucky escape after they fell off a boat near Perth.

The trio were returning from WA’s Rottnest Island.

The skipper raised the alarm about 8.30pm on Saturday night.

  

Three people have had a lucky escape after they fell off a boat near Perth (rescue boat pictured) 

Two women aged 24 and a man, 30, were at the rear of the boat and fell overboard four nautical miles west of Swanbourne.

None of the three were wearing life vests.

A search involving three aircraft and nine vessels located the trio after two and a half hours.

They were plucked from the sea at about 11pm by the pilot vessel Berkeley and taken to hospital in Fremantle.

They are now being treated for exhaustion.

The trio were returning from WA's Rottnest Island

The trio were returning from WA’s Rottnest Island

 



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