Police Rescue Boaties Stranded Off Gladstone Coast

Queensland Police came to the rescue of three men, who were stranded off the coast of Gladstone on Saturday, June 16, in two separate incidents.

Police reported that two men were stranded after their boat overturned on Friday evening south of Rock Cod Shoal, which was around 20 km off that coast of Gladstone. They clung to their vessel until they were found by a volunteer marine unit around 10:30 am Saturday.

Around an hour later, another boat off the coast of Gladstone required help due to mechanical problems. The skipper suffered severe seasickness and chest pain and was taken to Gladstone Hospital.

This video shows both rescue efforts. Credit: Queensland Police Service via Storyful