The sailor swam more than nine kilometres on Sunday afternoon after falling overboard during rough weather
A man spent three
hours swimming to shore on Sunday after he fell overboard during rough weather.
Geoffrey Hunter had
been sailing from Perth to Bunbury in Australia when he was allegedly hit by
the yacht’s boom and sent overboard.
The 62-year-old is
thought to have swam more than nine kilometres to reach dry land and was cut
badly on rocks as he approached the shore.
Mr Hunt’s daughter
Jasmine told ABC that he had recently bought the 8m yacht and was sailing it
home in two legs.
“He did Perth to
Manduarh and then was sailing yesterday from Mandurah to Bunbury”.
Mr Hunter suffered no
major injuries but was treated for hypothermia following his ordeal and is now
in a stable condition.
Rescue crews sailed
the yacht back to shore on Sunday evening.