Garngi Rangers Clayton Chainsaw (left) and Eslyn Wauchope were tasked by NT Police to respond to an activated EPIRB around nearby islands on Saturday 5 May.
An EPIRB or Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon is used to alert search and rescue services in the event of an emergency.
With help from a search and rescue jet dispatched by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority - AMSA, three young men were located on the beach of a small island. The men had paddled to the island after their boat's engine broke down.
The men were taken aboard the Garngi ranger vessel, their boat in tow, and returned to their camp on the mainland safe and well.
NT Water Police visited Garngi rangers on Croker Island yesterday to thank them for their efforts.
A great story with a safe ending! Luckily, these three young men were carrying all the appropriate safety gear and were able to signal for help… otherwise they might still be sitting on that desert island.
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