Posted

August 10, 2019 18:49:04

Two men have been rescued after being stranded on a remote island off Central Queensland after their yacht crashed on rocks on the shoreline.

Key points:

  • The two men were rescued after spending the night on Bush Island
  • The men were treated for dehydration, hunger and slight hypothermia
  • They were transported by RACQ helicopter to Rockhampton

An RACQ Capricorn Rescue spokesperson said the pair spent the night on Bush Island, north of Stanage Bay, Queensland, after their six-metre yacht crashed on Friday.

They were rescued by the RACQ Rescue 300 helicopter on Saturday, after they activated their emergency beacon at about 8:00am.

“Upon arrival to the island, the men activated their emergency flare to better assist the Rescue 300 crew locate them,” the spokesperson said.

“[Rescuers] were able to land on the island and safely walk the men to the aircraft and transport back to Rockhampton for medical treatment.”

The men were treated by a paramedic for dehydration, hunger and slight hypothermia before being taken to Rockhampton.

AAP/ABC

Topics:

disasters-and-accidents,

rockhampton-4700,

qld,

australia

Fonte: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-10/two-men-rescued-after-spending-two-days-stranded-on-rocky-island/11402660

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