Five people have survived up to four hours in rough seas after their yacht hit a reef and sank just off the coast of Jurien Bay.
Two children were tonight transported by the RAC rescue helicopter to Perth Children’s Hospital, with a teenager being treated for a suspected broken leg.
Dramatically, an 11-year-old girl had drifted away from the group after the crash. Fortunately she she was wearing a life jacket and was soon found.
Jurien Bay Police took to Twitter to detail the rescue effort.
“Thank you to our professional and volunteer boating community, along with air assets who searched today for five people that had been washed overboard,” they said.
“After searching for (approximately) four hours, all five were located and being treated in hospital.”