Police Marine Area Command (MAC) received a 000 call on Saturday night from a vessel in trouble at on the waterway near Davistown. The MAC contacted MRNSW Regional Operations Manager for Hunter Central Coast, Steve Raymond, who at 8:30pm contacted Marine Rescue Central Coast Unit Commander, Roger Palmer.
Roger immediately phoned the overnight duty boat crew, Phil Page and Peter Alderton. Just before 9:00pm, rescue vessel Central Coast 21 was heading to Davistown. The vessel in trouble was a 5.0m putt-putt with two people onboard. The boat had a mechanical problem. The people had attempted to row the boat back to Davistown but became concerned about the health of one person onboard, so tied the boat to a channel marker and phoned 000.
Central Coast 21 was on site by 9:15, locating the putt-putt a mere 45 minutes after first contact – a quite rapid night time response. The putt-putt was towed to Davistown Wharf where Unit Commander Roger was waiting to determine if medical assistance was required. The rescued people expressed their thanks for the prompt help and indicated that an ambulance was not needed.
Marine Rescue Central Coast, keeping you safe on our local waterways.