Police search for boat off Eyre Peninsula

Police are searching waters south of Port Lincoln for two men on board a boat which left Coffin Bay on Thursday night.

The boat named ‘Margrel’ with identification number RF83S left Coffin Bay about 3pm on Thursday 3 September bound for Goolwa, with a stopover planned at Victor Harbor.

A friend of the men notified police today when she had not heard from them since 11pm on Friday night, when they were halfway between Coffin Bay and Kangaroo Island, where they had diverted towards due to engine trouble.

SAPOL’s Water Operations Unit and an AUSSAR aircraft are searching for the boat, and anyone who sees it is urged to call the Police Assistance Line immediately on 131444.

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