News

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.

Topics:  tweed river


Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
Elevated block with... $139,000 MUST...
Residential Land 0 0
Superb Waterfront +... AUCTION
Unit 2 2 1
Luxury Residential... $850,000
Apartment 2 2 2
THE PERFECT START! View... Interest above...
Town House 3 2 2

Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.


Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save