Water rescues

TWO men were rescued by water police and the coast guard in two separate incidents last week.

A 53-year-old Narre Warren North man found himself stranded between Sunday Island and Port Albert on Thursday when his boat broke down in 100kmh winds.

He unsuccessfully attempted to anchor his vessel.

The man contacted water police at 2.10pm and was located by the coast guard later that afternoon.

The coast guard towed the man’s boat back into Port Albert at 4pm.

The man was not injured and the boat was undamaged.

The following day, a 54-year-old Dingley Village man left Port Welshpool in his kayak with intentions to camp overnight at Tin Mine Cove.

He soon ran into trouble when a wave knocked him out of his kayak and he was unable to get back in.

The man set off his emergency beacon, allowing water police to locate him.

The man was returned to shore, suffering minor hypothermia.