Four rescued after boat overturned off Carnarvon coast

Four people have been rescued after a boat overturned near Carnarvon.

The vessel carrying three men and one woman had overturned off the coast near the Quobba Blow Holes rest area on Wednesday, after it was overwhelmed by a wave.

WA Police responded to a 000 call from the vessel at around 10:40am, after one of the four occupants accessed a mobile phone that had been stored in a waterproof bag.

Their EPIRB was activated and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre was able to pinpoint their location.

The Carnarvon Marine Rescue was on the way while a private plane flying in the area circled the distressed vessel, relaying information to emergency services during the rescue.

A private vessel in the area immediately went to assist and recovered everyone in the water.

RIO Tinto Emergency Services personnel from a nearby mine site responded and provided initial care for the four once ashore.

St John Ambulance also attended and two men were conveyed to Carnarvon Hospital for treatment for minor injuries.


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