Boat capsize


A MAN, 71, was seriously injured and later died in hospital when the boat he and a woman were riding in capsized off Blairgowrie, Friday 11 January.

Police and emergency services were called to the beach at 10am after a passing boat picked up the stricken couple and took them to shore.

An ambulance rushed the man to Frankston hospital in a critical condition. The woman was not injured.

Senior Constable Alistair Parsons, of the Media Unit, said police were yet to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident. The investigation was ongoing.

First published in the Western Port News – 16 January 2019


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