Tinny flipped, two res­cued

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TWO boat­ies were res­cued north-east of Glouces­ter Is­land at around 3.30pm this af­ter­noon af­ter their tinny ves­sel flipped.

RACQ CQ res­cue sent a tweet this af­ter­noon draw­ing at­ten­tion to the two peo­ple who were on top of an “over­turned six me­tre tinny”.

The male and fe­male on board the tinny were un­der­stood to be aged in their early to mid 20s.

A Whit­sun­day Water Po­lice spokesper­son said the in­ci­dent oc­curred due to a bro­ken tran­som, although it was un­clear what caused it to break.

The tran­som is de­signed to hold to­gether the out­board mo­tor and is con­nected to the star­board and port side of a ves­sel.

Nei­ther of the two peo­ple on board suf­fered in­juries and were both trans­ported to the Air­lie Beach main­land via a VMR Whit­sun­day trans­fer.

The boat­ies ac­ti­vated their EPIRB, and CR Res­cue dropped a smoke flare to help res­cuers.

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