Busy night on Mandurah waters for police and marine rescue

Malcolm Muller
Malcolm Muller

IT was a busy night on Mandurah waters last night, after a boat sunk and a search was launched for a missing kite surfer, in two separate incidents.

Police conducted a short search for 37-year-old Malcolm Muller who was kite boarding on the inlet near Wannanup yesterday evening and failed to return.

Mr Muller was located safe and well, after he returned home.

Police spoke to Mr Muller, who told them his kite deflated and he could not return to shore.

He said he was forced to drift in the water, before he was able to seek refuge on a sandbank, where he spent the night.

Mr Muller told police, at first light this morning, he made his way back to shore where a member of the public gave him a lift home.

Around 11pm last night, Police Airwing was notified of an EPIRB activation around two nautical miles off Falcon.

Four men, who were occupants of a boat, were reportedly thrown into the water after their boat was hit by a wave.

They activated their EPIRB and emergency services attended their location.

A volunteer marine rescue boat and the Police helicopter attended the area, with the men returning safely to shore with marine rescue.

Four men aged 41, 43, 32 and 30-years-old were taken to Peel Health Campus with non-life-threatening injuries.

It is believed their boat sank shortly after.