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Tweed boaters warned of risks on waterways following substantial rainfall

Marine Rescue Point Danger and other emergency services responded to a houseboat that needed assistance on the Tweed River at Murwillumbah just after 9am this morning.

There were concerns the vessel may strike the Condong Bridge on the swollen river.

Water Police safely secured the vessel.

Marine Rescue NSW Inspector John Murray said boaters should assess conditions before heading out on the Tweed River.

“Following a substantial amount of rain in the region, the river is swollen with a strong current running.

“Water levels have increased affecting vessel clearance heights.

“Boaters should be aware of increased debris creating hazards on our waterways, they should also ensure that their vessel is moored and anchored securely,” Inspector Murray said.

Marine Rescue NSW is a volunteer based not-for-profit professional organisation dedicated to keeping boaters safe on the water and supporting local communities.