In a boating emergency

Radio for help on

Channel 16 on VHF 
(distress and calling channel)

Channel 88 (27.880 MHz) 
on a 27 MHz radio

Call MRNSW on

9450 2468

Or call

MarineRescue App

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News & Media

  • Rapid response saves Tweed outrigger crew
  • October 11, 2015

A volunteer crew from Marine Rescue Point Danger has rescued five people whose outrigger canoe capsized off the Tweed River entrance this morning.

A member of the public standing near the MR Point Danger base on the NSW/Queensland border alerted Radio Operators Richard Neave, Michael Bullen and Unit Commander Glenda Ashby that they had spotted an overturned vessel just after 10am.

Point Danger 30, with Chris Quinn, Zoe Ford, Brad Beadel, Craig Bilbrough, Cale Blinco Doffinyand Gordon Wood on board, was immediately activated and on the scene within five minutes to pull the five canoeists - all of whom were wearing lifejackets from the water to safety.

After being transported to the unit’s boat shed up the Tweed River and undergoing medical checks, all five were reported to be in need of no further medical treatment.

The outrigger has washed up on the beach south of the river entrance and will be recovered by the owners.

MRNSW Northern Rivers Regional Controller Stephen Reading congratulated the unit members on a swift and professional response to the emergency.

“The immediate activation to this incident has resulted in a great outcome for the canoeists, who had also taken the sensible safety precaution of wearing lifejackets for their morning run,” he said.

“These five could have been in a far worse situation had they not been wearing lifejackets.  Our crew was on the scene incredibly quickly but minutes can mean the difference between life and death on the water.

“This is another reminder for everyone taking to the water on any kind of vessel that lifejackets save lives.”


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