Perth men capsize boat in Swan River after trying to jump another vessel’s wake

A weekend boat cruise along Perth’s Swan River ended abruptly for a group of young men when they decided to try and catch some air off another vessel’s wake.

Instead of the flawless landing they were hoping for, the boat capsized sending the six blokes into the river on Sunday afternoon.

It was hardly a surprise for Dave McDonald, the owner of Wild West Charters, who said the men were sitting on the boat’s hard top roof when they tried to jump his boat’s wake.

“These dudes just tried to jump my wake with six people on the hard top,” he wrote on Facebook.

“Their ‘raised centre of gravity’ donated all of their phones to the mighty Swan River.”

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