One person has been rescued overnight after a dinghy trip in southeastern Tasmania on Thursday, but another is missing.
- A friend raises an alarm in the Norfolk Bay area after two men fail to return from a dinghy trip
- After spending eight hours in the water, the rescue team found one person at 10:30 pm
- Two police ships and two aircraft are involved in the search
At around 10:30 last night, a 30-year-old man was found in Norfolk Bay on the Tasman Peninsula after spending eight hours in the water.
He was about 1.5 kilometers from shore and was wearing a life jacket.
He was taken to hospital for treatment.
Her male companion and a 3-meter-long plastic dinghy continue to be searched by air and sea, which was last overturned north of Premdena.
The couple, who left Premdena at around 2 pm on Thursday, did not return as planned.
The search, which resumed this morning, involved two planes and several boats.
Anyone who sees the boat is urged to contact the police.
Glenn Perrin, a senior meteorologist at the Bureau of Meteorology, said winds would be strong in the search area later today.
“They will be heading south, southeast early in the afternoon and from there they will be moderately fresh from time to time. We will see some rain around there today and it is possible around noon,” he said.
Last month, two bodies were found in the northwest of the state, the day after the boat went missing.
A third person and the boat were being searched Called about two weeks later.