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Last night (Wednesday, 4 August) at around 9pm a woman required rescuing after falling into Emigrant Creek. Image Google mapsWoam

Last night (Wednesday, 4 August) at around 9pm a woman required rescuing after falling into Emigrant Creek.

‘The woman was trying to climb into a dingy from a yacht,’ Ballina Marine Rescue Unit Commander Zsolt Mankowsky told The Echo.

Two rescue vessels attended the scene including the Marine Rescue boat and the Ballina Jetboat to assist.

‘The yacht was moored in Emigrant Creek just off the Richmond River at Ballina,’ said Mr Mankowsky.

‘No one was hurt and no medical attention was needed.’

Be prepared

One of the important aspects of boating is being well prepared Mr Mankowsky told The Echo.

‘Please be properly prepared when going out on your vessel. One of the important aspects of boating is being well prepared. Make sure your vessel is fully ready to go out on the water,’ he said.

Mr Mankowsky told The Echo that failing rudders, stalling engines and straight out lack of sufficient fuel were often a problem.

‘Make sure your vessel is serviced regularly and well maintained and that you are properly prepared before you go out on the water,’ he said.

‘People need to remember safety comes first and ensure they wear life jackets, that they have checked the weather, tides and sea conditions as well as the condition of the Richmond River bar before they head out,’ he said.

‘Also don’t take unnecessary risks and remember to log on and log off with Marine Rescue when you go out.’

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