In a boating emergency

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Channel 16 on VHF 
(distress and calling channel)

Channel 88 (27.880 MHz) 
on a 27 MHz radio

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9450 2468

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News & Media

  • Stranded jet ski riders rescued on Lake Macquarie bar
  • October 22, 2015

Two jet ski riders have been rescued after alert radio operators at Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie’s Swansea radio base noted something floating on the Swansea Bar at 10.15am today

Radio Operators Rex Steel, Lyn Bradke and trainee Richard Chan tasked skipper Bob Diamond and crew member John Ellis to respond on board Lake Macquarie 21.

The crew negotiated through a difficult area of the bar to rescue a man clinging to his disabled jet ski and being bashed around by the waves. In the difficult conditions, the crew managed to get a line to the jet ski and tow it to Blacksmiths boat ramp

While this rescue operation was under way,  another jet ski and its operator were found in the water close by and towed to safety by another member of the public on board a jet ski.


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