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by Scottyrocket 02-06-2012

Freezing pair winched from Bass Strait after yacht hits rocks
February 6, 2012 - 10:14AM
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A Victorian couple has been winched to safety from their yacht which ran aground on rocks near East Kangaroo Island in Bass Strait.

The couple set off a distress beacon after hitting rocks near the northern point of the island, off Tasmania’s north coast, about 3.15am.

A Tasmania Police helicopter was used to winch the man and woman, both 66, to safety and they were taken to a nearby hospital suffering from hypothermia.

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High winds and waves prevented police from salvaging the vessel.

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