TWO men have escaped a boat fire off Halls Head this afternoon.
Senior Constable Brad Bell said the two men were in a vessel about one nautical mile off the estuary mouth.
At about 1pm a fire started in the engine bay.
Sen Const Bell said the men did not have time to radio for help or set off a flare. They boarded a tender (small boat) and abandoned the vessel.
A member of the public saw the smoke and alerted the Water Police of the emergency.
Police picked the men up as they made their way to shore.