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SA man uses saucepan to keep yacht afloat after it fills with water

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A man has used a saucepan to keep his yacht afloat after it started taking in water in South Australia overnight.

A man has used a saucepan to keep his yacht afloat after it started taking in water in South Australia overnight.

Water police received a distress call about 2.40am today from the man on a yacht approximately 200 metres out from the Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club, near Port Adelaide.

The skipper, 67, claimed he had been sailing to the North Haven Marina when his boat ran aground on a sandbar, causing it to fill with water.

Water Operations police found the man using a saucepan to bail out the water.

"Patrols spoke to the man until Water Operations members were called in and found the man on his boat bailing out water," a SA police statement read.

"The boat was towed back to the North Haven Marina where it has been secured."

The man, from Encounter Bay, escaped the incident uninjured.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/adelaide-man-uses-saucepan-to-save-yacht-after-it-fills-with-water-semaphore/b05c9824-3da4-4bc0-8902-a0aa8803549d

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