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AustraliaMan fighting for life after boat capsizes in Port Phillip Bay

09:30  11 january  2019
09:30  11 january  2019 Source:   theage.com.au

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A man is fighting for his life after his boat capsized while enjoying a morning on the water with his wife on Port Phillip Bay . Police believe the couple were on a speedboat about 10am on Friday at Blairgowrie, on the Mornington Peninsula. The pair had been out for two hours on their new

A man is fighting for his life after his boat capsized while enjoying a morning on the water with his wife on Port Phillip Bay . Police believe the couple, both in their 60s, were on a speedboat about 10am on Friday at Blairgowrie, on the Mornington Peninsula. The boat then capsized and the pair had to be

Man fighting for life after boat capsizes in Port Phillip Bay© Rodger Cummins The man and his wife were rescued by people on a passing boat.

A man is fighting for his life after his boat capsized while enjoying a morning on the water with his wife on Port Phillip Bay.

Police believe the couple, both in their 60s, were on a speedboat about 10am on Friday at Blairgowrie, on the Mornington Peninsula.

The boat then capsized and the pair had to be rescued by another passing vessel, which took them  to shore.

Water police have arrived at Blairgowrie Marina, as the investigation continues into what went so wrong on the water...

Posted by 7 News Melbourne on Thursday, 10 January 2019

A policewoman from nearby Rosebud told 3AW radio the passing boat rescued a man and woman and brought them back to Blairgowrie pier.

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Port Phillip (also commonly referred to as Port Phillip Bay ), is a port in southern Victoria, Australia. It is nearly surrounded by the city of Melbourne and its suburbs.

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"He was conscious and breathing initially and then became unconscious and... CPR was conducted," he said.

Emergency services, including police and paramedics were called to reports of a possible drowning about 10.10am.

Paramedics took a man by road ambulance to Frankston Hospital in a critical condition.

Water police were seen in the area on Friday afternoon as they investigated the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.

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