Man rescued after tinnie flips

A man was waiting aboard a yacht for rescue after his tinnie capsized in Tweed River and a fellow boatie picked him up.
A man was waiting aboard a yacht for rescue after his tinnie capsized in Tweed River and a fellow boatie picked him up. Troy Kippen

UPDATED, 2.44pm: A GOLFER turned hero while playing a round of golf at the Tweed Heads Coolangatta Golf Course today.

The man, who did not want to be identified, jumped into the Tweed River about noon to rescue a man who was thrown into the water after his fishing boat capsized in strong winds.

Both men made it to a yacht that was moored nearby.

Tweed Police directed the men stay aboard the yacht until a Marine Rescue Point Danger unit could be deployed to pick up the men.

 

INITIAL REPORT, 1.40pm: 

A MAN is being rescued from the Tweed River after his tinnie overturned today.

The man went overboard in the river behind the Tweed Heads Gold Club.

He was rescued by a fellow boatie and was waiting aboard the man's yacht for rescue about 1pm today.

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