Sailor towed to safety on Mag­gie

Townsville Bulletin - - Just Briefly -

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.

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