Dory stranded 2hrs from mother

A PERSON was stranded on the Swain Reef in a dory yesterday.

The RACQ – CQ Rescue helicopter was tasked to go and rescue the wayward sailor after an emergency beacon was activated.

The dory was floating 320 kilometres South East of Mackay and 240 kilometres from Rockhampton, about two hours away from the mother ship.

The helicopter and crew had earlier attended a cardiac arrest at Dalrymple Bay.

A rescue Dornier was also in the area but the helicopter was necessary if a winch was required.



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