Tamar River drowns: Man dies in Deviot trying to secure boat in bad weather

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Tragedy as man drowns trying to secure a boat in wild weather that crushes Australia’s east coast

  • A 66-year-old man has drowned trying to secure a boat in bad weather
  • The ship capsized on Wednesday in the Tamar River in Deviot, Tasmania
  • Northern Tasmania has been hit by wild winds and rain winds in recent days

A 66-year-old man has drowned in northern Tasmania while trying to secure a boat in bad weather.

The man was in a small vessel when it capsized in the Tamar River near Deviot around 2:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Police found the man after a witness called 911. He could no longer be revived.

A 66-year-old man had drowned while trying to secure a boat in rough weather (stock)

He was carrying a personal flotation device and tried to secure another boat after the moorings became dislodged, police say.

The north of Tasmania has been ravaged by wild winds and rain in recent days.

Police have reminded all boat users to be aware of weather conditions and safety on the water.

An investigation will be conducted for the coroner and Marine and Safety Tasmania.

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