Sea rescuers in hot demand

Policeman on vessel

WA police say it is only luck that nobody died during dozens of incidents off the WA coast in the past week.

After three major rescues, sea rescue volunteers are braced for more in the new year period and police warned skippers to check the weather and their safety gear and to obey navigation markers.

Fremantle Sea Rescue lived up to its billing as Australia's busiest sea rescue group at the weekend, responding to many incidents including dragging three people to safety near BP's Kwinana refinery after their small boat capsized.

Tim Clarke and Gabrielle Knowles, Yahoo News, 5 January 2015