Another Boating Tradgedy???? Mindarie

Channel 7 news just showed a capsized / patially sunken boat off mindarie and said three adults and a child were missing. Hopefully everyone is allright and can be found asap.



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yeah they did mention a

Sun, 2007-10-14 19:18

yeah they did mention a yellow boat . but the one in the pic looked white and blue. i wonder how it happend it didnt look too rough. hopefully they are found soon it wouldnt be very nice drifting the ocean at night let alone in the day

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Maybe a reef ?????

Sun, 2007-10-14 20:38

Or to close to a reef and a wave came
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boat also went missing from

Sun, 2007-10-14 21:18

boat also went missing from busselton last night ... havent heard any more about it so i guess it was found .... 3 flares where released and could be seen from the jetty where i was fishing.

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Sun, 2007-10-14 22:47

People are there own worst enemies. Had one guy break his leg at tantabiddi today on a scooter, had to ring 000 and get him fixed. Then had a jetski guy in the shallows come off and get lucky not to hurt himself. Hope everything turns out ok in this case.


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Not looking good

Sun, 2007-10-14 23:22

Unfortunately according to the website the body of a deceased 23 yr old male (wearing a lifejacket) has been recovered. The search is still continuing for three other missing people.



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Not good news - ABC online

Mon, 2007-10-15 06:16

One person has died in a boating accident off Perth



A man has drowned and two men and a 12-year-old boy have been rescued after a boating accident off Perth.

The four people were fishing near Mindarie early yesterday and concerns were raised when they did not return before nightfall.

Search and rescue crews recovered the body of a 23-year-old man one nautical mile offsore about 9:00 pm before finding the other fisherman.

A 39-year-old man and his son were found on the beach north of Mindarie and a 37-year-old man was found on a beach at Yanchep.

All three were taken to Joondalup Health Campus for medical treatment.



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Sad and tragic! Hope all

Mon, 2007-10-15 08:13

Sad and tragic! Hope all take the proper precausions to be safe.

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long night!

Mon, 2007-10-15 09:06

Yeh i was on my step bro's cray boat doing the search....very tired now. The Police were using the boats knowledge for navigating around reef and in close and we had plenty of height to see through crappy ruff/lack of vis waters.

We started about 7pm and we finished at 1.30am. We found most of the boats debry and kept it for police on arrival back at the ramp where we were asked questions. The body was found just up from our grid search, was sad to hear but kept positive.

I said to my step bro after the body was found that i reckon the boy & dad would make it to shore (gut feel) and whilst we were looking further north and out i said the 4th person will be on the beach around this spot i reckon (X) The police asked us to stay on our grid, when the call came through much later....yep he was found in that area (gut feel again)

3 from 4....good outcome but sad to loose one!

There was rope wrapped around the prop so at a guess i'd say they were fishing around reef and came snagged around an old cray rope or possible their's as they pulled anchor and then overturned with a wave....just guessing!

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good effort ryan, sometimes

Mon, 2007-10-15 09:14

good effort ryan, sometimes we really do take things for granted... was sad outcome but could have been worse.

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Mon, 2007-10-15 17:04

Looks like the boat name was "Gettin out there" in case anyone recognises it.


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