Pair rescued off waters off Cape Bridgewater

Police Air Wing, Water Police Squad and HEMS assisted in the rescue of two men off Cape Bridgewater today.

Police have been told two men were on their boat fishing approximately 1km offshore when they were hit by a wave about 11.30am.

The pair were both wearing life jackets and personal locating beacons.

Emergency services were alerted and searched the area before the men were located sitting on top of the overturned boat and rescued by a charter boat about 1.30pm.

A 51-year-old Port Fairy man and a 38-year-old MacArthur man were both taken to the Portland boat ramp where they were assessed by paramedics.

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