A frail elderly man is “lucky to be alive” after being rescued when his boat ran aground in Melbourne, Australia's Port Phillip Bay.
The 75-year-old was winched to safety by the police air wing after his boat hit a reef near Mount Martha in Melbourne's southeast.
Police said the Glen Iris man was lucky to be alive after he got out of his 13-foot boat to push it off the reef on Monday.
In another mishap from Down Under, authorities say the owner of a fishing boat that ran aground in Port Phillip Bay in southern Victoria, Australia, over the weekend should pay for the operation to salvage it.
The Lady Cheryl was carrying about 8,000 gallons of diesel fuel when it ran aground at Point Nepean on Saturday.