Saturday, October 14, 2006

Rotto ferry saves man

Drama and tragedy off Rottnest yesterday morning...
The West Australian: 'One man drowned and his fishing mate drifted for hours in rough seas before being rescued by the crew of a passing Rottnest ferry after a boat trip off Perth went horribly wrong.'
The men's five-metre boat was swamped at about 7.30am south of Rotto, near Stragglers Reef, about halfway between the island and Fremantle.
The Australian: 'WA Police Sergeant Graham Clifford said the deceased man's companion was spotted three hours later clinging to the upturned boat.'
The rescued man, 60-year-old Joe Favazzo from Coogee, spent last night in Freo Hospital.
This morning ABC Radio News reported he was released from hospital after being treated for hypothermia and trauma.
The West's report today said ferry engineer Craig Marshall jumped off the Star Flyte and rescued Mr Favazzo.

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