Minnie?s surprise visitor
MINNIE Water residents had a surprise visit by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter on Thursday afternoon.
The helicopter was called by Australian Search and Rescue to search for an Emergency Locator Beacon (ELB) which was sending out a false signal.
From the air, a signal from the beacon was located in the town. The helicopter landed outside the township and a portable signal locater device was used to find the faulty ELB in a boat in a shed. The unit was then de-activated.