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Fellow boaties called on to help air and sea search for boat off Perth



An air and sea search has begun after a boat with three people aboard off WA issued a mayday call.

The vessel called for help off Perth at 4pm on Sunday, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority confirmed

The vessel was 70 nautical miles off shore when it began taking on water.

"AMSA has tasked the Perth-based Challenger rescue aircraft to conduct an aerial search and issued a shipping broadcast for assistance to all vessels in the area," a spokeswoman said.

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