Stolen boat found upturned off Stratham coast
A stolen boat has been towed back to land after it was discovered upturned in the ocean about 3km off Stratham’s coastline yesterday.
The 5m Sea Ray bowrider was stolen from a home in South Bunbury sometime between Monday evening and 7pm Wednesday, while the boat owner was away for work.
Bunbury police are investigating the incident, but a number of items found inside the boat suggest there were deliberate attempts to sink the vessel and it received significant damage.
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The boat was found about 3pm yesterday, with the Bunbury Sea Rescue crew called in to tow it back to land.
Officer-in-charge Sen. Sgt Mal Jones said police were doing a forensic analysis of the boat and making other inquiries.
Police are still looking for the boat’s trailer, which was also stolen.
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