Woy Woy man on drink charges after falling overboard
A Woy Woy man has been charged with operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol after falling overboard and being rescued by police.
The man was in an aluminium runabout in Brisbane Water off Koolewong, when he reportedly fell overboard while on a video call with family at about 5pm on Wednesday, February 2.
Emergency services were notified and officers from Brisbane Water Police Area Command responded.
With the assistance of a member of the public, police boarded his vessel and "conducted a large water search with the assistance of the Marine Area Command".
The 26-year-old man was "located adrift" in water off Point Clare.
He was rescued and subjected to a breath test, returning a positive result.
The man was arrested and taken to Woy Woy Police Station, where a breath analysis allegedly returned a reading of 0.168.
He was issued a court attendance notice for operating a vessel with a high range PCA and is due to appear at Gosford Local Court on April 7.
Media release, 3 Feb 2022
Media unit, NSW Police