Seven men are in strife after leaping from a cruise boat in the Brisbane River in an apparent prank that sparked a major search.
Seven pranksters who leapt from a cruise boat into the Brisbane River are in hot water with authorities.
Police launched a land and water search after the men were seen jumping from the vessel, the Lady Brisbane, and swimming towards shore at St Lucia on Tuesday night.
All seven were ultimately located safe and with no injuries.
But the consequences of their stunt will be following them around for a while to come.
Water police say they’ll submit breach reports to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).
It will be alleged the men were in breach of requirements for passengers on commercial vessels to take reasonable care for their own safety.
After a similar stunt earlier this year, a man copped a $2000 fine for jumping from a moving ferry into the Brisbane River, with images of the stunt later posted on Facebook.
He got off relatively lightly given the maximum penalty for breaching passenger safety requirements was a $34,000 fine or a year in jail.