It was low tide mark at the entrance of the Port Turton boat ramp.
The Coastal Patrol boat got stuck on the sand entering the boat ramp at 9.45pm and they became grounded for around 20 minutes. With several attempts they managed to enter.
We were unable to lift our motor due to having no batteries and got grounded in the sand because we were unable to manoeuvre.
Our boat got very close to the rocks at the entrance due to the Coastal Patrol boat getting grounded and we had local residents come down onto the rocks to help push our vessel away.
The whole exercise was difficult and caused a lot of panic.
Council has been notified of the situation and we hope something can be done about this before something more serious happens.
Michael Buttner and Louise Vermeulen, Adelaide