Three men rescued from capsized boat of Port Welshpool

THREE men were rescued in waters off Port Welshpool early Friday morning.

Emergency services were called to the waters about seven kilometres south of Port Welshpool following reports the men were clinging to the hull of their capsized boat.

It’s believed the men had been clinging to the 4.5 metre boat for a number of hours before locating a phone to call for help.

The Police Air Wing was dispatched to search for the boat and located the trio to the west of Snake Island just after 1am.

The men were then rescued by Port Welshpool Coast Guard before being taken to hospital.

Water Police retrieved the upturned vessel, and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.