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WA brothers found safe after they went missing at sea

Two young brothers have survived a night at sea with no food or water after they became stranded on an inflatable dinghy. 

Jordan Guerts, 18, and brother Tyson, 12, spent 21 hours lost at sea after they went missing off the Western Australian north coast on Tuesday afternoon. 

The pair set out on a fishing trip about 3pm, but failed to return home after their three-metre vessel ran out of fuel, Nine News reported. 

Jordan Guerts (top), 18, and brother Tyson (bottom), 12, spent 21 hours lost at sea before they were found Wednesday afternoon off the Western Australian north coast

The pair set out on a fishing trip about 3pm Tuesday, but failed to return home after their three-metre vessel (pictured) ran out of fuel

The pair set out on a fishing trip about 3pm Tuesday, but failed to return home after their three-metre vessel (pictured) ran out of fuel

They were spotted on Wednesday afternoon and winched into a helicopter that was involved in a large-scale search effort 

They were spotted on Wednesday afternoon and winched into a helicopter that was involved in a large-scale search effort 

They were spotted in their dinghy by a helicopter involved in a large-scale search effort on Wednesday afternoon. 

Jordan and Tyson were discovered a staggering 70 kilometres away from their intended destination of Ningaloo Station.

They were winched into the helicopter and airlifted to Exmouth Hospital.

Both brothers miraculously required little medical attention and were only suffering from mild dehydration when they were found. 

Jordan and Tyson (pictured with rescuers) were discovered a staggering 70 kilometres away from their intended destination of Ningaloo Station

Jordan and Tyson (pictured with rescuers) were discovered a staggering 70 kilometres away from their intended destination of Ningaloo Station

Both brothers miraculously required little medical attention and were only suffering from mild dehydration when they were found

Both brothers miraculously required little medical attention and were only suffering from mild dehydration when they were found

They became missing after they ran out of fuel and drifted out to sea with no emergency devices on board – such as flares- to raise the alarm.

Authorities were only alerted after the boys’ family grew concerned because they failed to return to their campsite by nightfall.

A large scale air and land search involving three helicopters, a plane and 18 vessels was triggered.

A further twenty people searched the WA coastline before the boys were found, Nine News reported.      



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