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Jurien Bay sea rescue: Volunteers brave ‘horrendous’ conditions to save three men

The two-person crew sent out into the storm to find a vessel in distress off the coast of Jurien Bay was almost about to call it a night when a flare lit up the flailing yacht.

A group of friends were on their way from Carnarvon to Perth in the skipper’s recently purchased 11.5m yacht when the trio hit bad weather in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The decision was made to head into the Jurien Bay marina to seek shelter, but the vessel ran out of fuel on the way.

Jurien Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue’s Mike Cockburn and Chrissy Heu received a call at about 1am that an EPIRB emergency device had been activated west of the marina.

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