Point Danger Volunteer Marine Rescue president Bernie Gabriel.
Point Danger Volunteer Marine Rescue president Bernie Gabriel. Crystal Spencer

Rescue after jet ski breaks down

MARINE Rescue Point Danger was kept busy on Thursday with several broken down vessels needing a tow.

The crew was called at 9.45am (NSW) to a jet ski that broke down offshore with three people onboard.

The Jet Ski was towed to the Tweed River.

Point Danger commander Bernie Gabriel said jet skis were becoming a problem for the rescue crew because people were taking too many risks.

"Jet skis are becoming more powerful but people are taking them too far offshore," he said.

Hours later the crew was called on again with a broken down boat about 2NM off Second Ave at Palm Beach.

The boat broke down at about 2pm (Qld) and was also towed into the Tweed River.

There were no injuries from either incident.



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