Borrowed boat sinks off Tweed after hitting big wave

A boat capsized crossing the Tweed Bar this morning. Photo: John Gass / Daily News
A boat capsized crossing the Tweed Bar this morning. Photo: John Gass / Daily News John Gass

THREE sailors got the shock of their lives when their boat sunk off Duranbah beach this morning.

Tweed/Byron Local Area Command Inspector Jason Dowds said the men were on their way to Cook Island in their brother-in-law's 8m boat.

"The boat was struck by a wave about 200m out and capsized," he said.

The men abandoned ship and made their way to shore unharmed.

Police are now investigating the incident.

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