Vision has been released of a rescue mission yesterday, where four fisherman had a lucky escape.
The Westpac Surf Life Saving helicopter was out as part of another search, when they spotted four people sitting on top of an upturned vessel in the Gold Coast seaway.
Polair vision and vision from the Westpac chopper has been released, showing one man being winched to safety.
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The other three were able to be picked up by Gold Coast Water Police.
The vessel seems to be barely able to accommodate the men on its underside, with big waves making it a struggle to stay on board.
Only one of them was wearing a life jacket.
A search was underway at the time for a small private plane that went missing from the Gold Coast with two people on board.
4 fishermen had a lucky escape yesterday when the Westpac Surf Life Saving helicopter was flying past & spotted their overturned yacht in the Gold Coast seaway. The chopper rescued 1 man with the remaining 3 rescued by GC Water Police. POLAIR remained overhead until all were safe pic.twitter.com/YKfXhBPiID
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) June 6, 2019