Search continuing for missing man and boat
The search for a man and boat missing near Norfolk Bay is continuing this morning, with a man in his 30s located overnight.
About 6pm yesterday police began an air and sea search for two men on board a 3-metre white plastic motorised dinghy, who had failed to return after departing Premaydena about 2pm.
One of the men was found by a police marine unit approximately 1 mile from shore in Norfolk Bay about 10:30pm.
He was wearing a Personal Floatation Device and was taken to hospital for medical treatment after being in the water for about 8 hours.
An Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Challenger aircraft, two police vessels, Kingborough and Dodges Ferry Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) Units and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter continued to search into the night in the Norfolk Bay area for the man’s companion and the vessel, which was last seen upturned in an area North of Premaydena.
The search has resumed this morning.