A boat capsized crossing the Tweed Bar this morning. Photo: John Gass / Daily News
A boat capsized crossing the Tweed Bar this morning. Photo: John Gass / Daily News John Gass

Borrowed boat sinks off Tweed after hitting big wave

THREE sailors got the shock of their lives when their boat sunk off Duranbah beach this morning.

Tweed/Byron Local Area Command Inspector Jason Dowds said the men were on their way to Cook Island in their brother-in-law's 8m boat.

"The boat was struck by a wave about 200m out and capsized," he said.

The men abandoned ship and made their way to shore unharmed.

Police are now investigating the incident.



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