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Man rescued after EPIRB activated off Mandurah coast

A Ballajura man has been rescued at sea but his dog did not survive after his dinghy sank 16 kilometres off the coast of Mandurah on Wednesday.

WA Police spokesman Sam Dennison said the 50-year-old man left from the Falcon boat ramp with his dog in a three-metre aluminium dinghy between 9am and 10am on Tuesday.

After he failed to return on time, a friend went to the Falcon boat ramp and found the man's trailer and vehicle then alerted police.

Boats, a plane and a helicopter were used by police and rescue volunteer groups during the search.

An EPIRB was detected by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and searchers were sent to the area, with the surf life saving helicopter spotting the upturned vessel.

"Police officers on board a police boat rescued the man from the unturned dinghy, however, tragically his dog was found deceased in the water," Mr Dinnison said.

The man is to be taken to the Peel Water Police Base where a St John Ambulance crew is treating him. Mandurah Water Rescue Group volunteers are towing the dinghy back to shore.

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