Volunteers to the Sea Rescue

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times

Busselton Volunteer Marine Rescue group have hurriedly gone to the aid of a boat taking on water in Geographe Bay to help bring 15 passengers back to shore on Tuesday afternoon.

Water Police were called around 2.50pm on Tuesday, March 26 to assist the crew of local divers.

Busselton Police Officer in Charge Sargent Manus Walsh said the boat was about six nautical miles offshore when it ran into difficulty.

A Spokesperson for the Busselton Volunteer Marine Rescue Group said the vessel is now back to shore after the supervision of a rescue vessel.

“There were no passengers in the water but the passengers were evacuated so the boat crew could pump water out and bring the boat back,” he said.

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“I’m not sure what they hit but it must have been something big, they’ll put the boat on a hard stand and assess the damages but the pumps worked so it wasn’t a major leak.”

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