Chopper rescues anglers from mud
Two fishermen found themselves in a desperate situation, stuck chest-deep in mud and with a big tide coming in, after their boat sank in waters off Broome on Saturday.
A helicopter was urgently dispatched to rescue two men after their boat capsized and sank near Crab Creek, about 20km east of Broome.
The chopper arrived at their location, about 1km offshore, at 5.48pm and 15 minutes later both men had been pulled to safety.
It was a close call that could have become a tragedy, with both men suffering from exhaustion and a 9.8m tide closing in, according to Broome police.
If that wasn’t enough, the waters are known to be infested with crocodiles.
Vision posted by police on social media shows a rescue crew lifting the men to safety as the sun disappeared behind the horizon.
The pair are now safe and recovering, with no serious injuries.
The Crab Creek area is known for good fishing but also big tides and mudflats, which stretch out to about 1km at some points.