Sailor towed to safety on Maggie
A SAILOR and his sinking catamaran were towed to safety last night by Townsville water police.
Water police were alerted to the sinking vessel about 6.25pm after a member of the publicnotic ed the man clinging to the catamaran about 1km off West Point on MagneticIsland.
A police spokesman said the man had been there for about an hour before help arrived.
The man, thought to be from Belgian Gardens, was towed with the vessel to safe ground on MagneticIsland at 7.25pm.
He did not need medical attention.
A water police spokesman said a problem with the catamaran’s hull caused it to sink.