Beacon Search for Stranded Boaties
Posted on August 13th, 2019
Just after 8am, RACQ Capricorn Rescue was tasked to a Search and Rescue mission 90nm north east of Rockhampton for 2 men reportedly stranded on an island in the Stanage Bay area.
Rescue 300 managed to locate a 20-foot yacht stuck on Bush Island, North of Stanage Bay, with its 2 occupants stranded. The two men were reportedly stranded on the island for 2 days after their boat became damaged after striking rocks on the shoreline. The men activated their EPIRB device just before 8am this morning.
Upon arrival to the island, the men activated their emergency flare to better assist the Rescue 300 crew to locate them. RACQ Capricorn Rescue were able to land on the island and safely walk the men to the aircraft and transport back to Rockhampton for medical treatment. They were initially treated by the onboard Critical Care Paramedic for dehydration, hunger and slight hypothermia.