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24 Dec 2013
Search for man missing after boat capsizes gold coast top story Mr studwell and a 29-Year-Old kandice tommy, of palm beach, were on a fishing trip off the seaway when they were thrown into the water by two freak waves. The pair were in verbal contact for up to two hours after the accident before losing touch with each other. Ms tommy managed to swim for at least three hours to shore and raised the alarm about 2am. Police said ms tommy was so exhausted after reaching the shore that she stumbled along the beach for up to half an hour before making it to the sheraton marina mirage at main beach. Ms tommy told police she and mr studwell had headed out the seaway and had been fishing offshore since 7pm on tuesday but the fibreglass boat was capsized between 9pm and 11pm. The boat took on water and sank. The two were treading water and swimming together for about an hour but became separated.They remained in contact verbally for a further hour. Police this morning recovered an esky and a bucket with bait which were onboard the boat when it when it went down.The items were found between 9.30am and 10am about 500m offshore and about 2km north of the Seaway. A jacket was also found about 500m off from the seaway.It was later confirmed to belong to ms tommy, who said she took it off while swimming. Senior sergeant lucas young said ms tommy suffered mild hypothermia and shock and was taken to gold coast hospital.She is believed to be in a stable condition. He said ms tommy efforts True Religion Skirts Shorts were extraordinary. "She was very fatigued and struggled up the beach over a period of half an hour just to raise the alarm,"He said. The search for mr studwell spanned up to two nautical miles offshore true religion brand jeans: company profile between surfers paradise and jumpinpin. Around 1.45pm police said they had called in 20 SES personnel to help in the search. Police said they weren sure of the exact location of the boat when it was struck by the waves but believe it was within 2km of the shore.Police this morning called on tourists and workers in high rises on the gold coast to watch for debris and to call police on 5509 5700 if they spot anything that could be from the boat. Police said mr studwell had appeared to have"Done the right thing"By having the right safety gear and contacting the seaway tower before heading out. But the pair were not wearing life jackets when the waves hit and sen sgt young said they did not have time to grab True Religion Jeans Canada life jackets or a distress beacon when the boat was struck.


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