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The NSW Police air wing has shared details of an unusual rescue of a Jet Ski rider after his vessel lost power and began drifting along the Georges River. Guided by help from above, an officer on the ground commandeered a small boat with two ladies on board to tow the Jet Ski to safety.
A newly-licenced Jet Ski rider in Melbourne has been identified and charged by police after his dangerous antics were caught on camera and made the TV news.
Sea-Doo Australia has issued a safety recall for more than 1800 examples of its most popular models sold over the past two years, including the Sea-Doo GTI, GTR 230, Fish Pro Scout, and Wake 170.
There are new speed restrictions zones for all boats – including Jet Skis and personal watercraft – in the Pumicestone Passage on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast near Caloundra.
Authorities have intercepted a number of Jet Ski riders on Sydney Harbour in recent months, but there was one instance where permission was granted for two Jet Skis in distress.
Record sales of Jet Skis and personal watercraft amid international travel restrictions due to the coronavirus crisis has seen an increase in boat-related drownings in NSW – overtaking swimming deaths for the first time.
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