POLICE and SES were called to a 38-year-old boater stranded on Lake Wellington on Saturday.
The alarm was raised about noon after the man reported his motor had broken down.
The man, who lives at the Roseneath Caravan Park, Meerlieu, managed to get in touch with the caravan park caretaker, who raised the alarm.
Water police found the man about 2.50pm, and discovered the boat was taking on water.
The man had been heading to Sale to buy supplies, so was not undertaking boating for recreational purposes, and committed no offence.