15 rescued from overloaded dinghy

Fifteen people, including five children, have arrived safely in after a 24-hour ordeal drifting on board a 4.4 metre aluminium dinghy without an engine.

Sergeant Andrew Hocking from the Water Police Section said the party was extremely fortunate to be found after launching from and heading for Milingimbi at 1:00pm on 2 July, Police say.

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