Good Samaritan helps boatie stranded on Humpy Island

SHANE Bonney was just lending a helping hand when he set out yesterday evening to find a boat which had drifted from Humpy Island. 

A boatie had called police yesterday afternoon to ask for assistance after he was stranded on the island. 

Police contacted the Yeppoon Coast Guard, who put out a call for others to help find the drifting boat. 

Shane, who owns Keppel Water Sports on Great Keppel Island, said a marine pilot friend in Gladstone alerted him to the call. 

He said it took about 45 minutes to locate the tinny which was "half way back to Emu Park" and was at risk of being smashed on rocks if it had continued to drift. 

"We just swung out to our boat and had a bit of a look around," Shane said. 

"We've helped out a few people around the area." 

Shane said it was important to be prepared to help other boaties when out on the water. 



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