Experience: I survived a boating accident that killed my family

My brother was shouting that water was coming in. Then we were tipped into the sea It happened so fast. One minute I was at the helm, steering our little boat across the calm expanse of Melbournes Western Port Bay. The next, the acceleration cut and my 16-year-old brother, Bill, was shouting that water was coming in. Our leisurely family boat trip had turned into a disaster in the space of 30 seconds. Our boat sank and my mum, dad, Bill and me were tipped into the sea. It was later found that the bottom of the boat was completely rotten. It just wasnt visible to the naked eye. Shocked and unprepared, we had no option but to start swimming. …