Five people are lucky to be alive after their yacht hit a reef in rough seas off the coast at Jurien Bay in Western Australia.
The four-hour rescue operation to save the five sailors in the sinking boat, saw two children transported by the RAC rescue helicopter to Perth’s Children’s Hospital, where a teenager was treated for a possible broken leg.
An 11-year-old had drifted away from the group after the crash she was found shortly after and was fortunately wearing a life jacket.
Taking to twitter Jurien Bay Police thanked the “professional and volunteer boating community, along with air assets who searched for five people that had been washed overboard.”
“After searching for (approximately) four hours, all five were located and being treated in hospital,” they said.