Man Overboard RIB left in a spin

Helicopter spots 'whale' that turns out to be an out-of-control boat

A boat was left on spinning on full power when the helmsman lost control and fell overboard. A helicopter pilot flying above spotted the unmanned RIB just off the coast of Perth, Australia. The pilot, Brent Campney, told BBC News, “I actually thought it was a whale, it was a bit late for the whale season but it looked really strange.”

Campney called the Coastguard and a local vessel rescued the man, who is said to be recovering well and in the market for a kill cord.

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