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.

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