Drunken boaties in doughnut bust
Two fishermen reported missing in the state's east on Sunday were found late at night - drunk and doing doughnuts in the water.
Water police were told that the fishermen left on Saturday morning for a day trip off Port Albert, near Yarram in Gippsland, in an aluminium boat, but were reported missing on Sunday.
The police air wing, water police and the coastguard were involved in the search for the fishermen but they could not be found at the time. Police said on Sunday that the fishermen returned to Port Albert about 8.45pm.
Local police saw the fishermen - a 33-year-old from Yarram and a boy, 17, from Carrajung - were seen performing doughnuts in the water, about 150 metres off the Port Albert boat ramp, a police spokeswoman said.
The Yarram man, who police said was the boat's operator, was breath-tested and blew 0.102, she said.
He is expected to be charged on summons with exceeding the legal alcohol limit, unlicensed vessel operation, failing to wear a lifejacket, exceeding the speed limit, failing to carry flares and supplying alcohol to a minor.