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  • Semi submerged yacht found on NSW south coast
  • December 23, 2016

Marine Rescue NSW located a semi submerged yacht this morning between Narooma and Bermagui on the NSW south coast.

The volunteer search and rescue service began a search at 6:50 AM after an initial call to police from a member of the public.

From about 8:30 AM volunteers on the rescue vessel Bermagui 30 began finding debris in the water.

At 9:12 AM volunteers on a second rescue vessel Narooma 30 located the 24 foot yacht, with no mast or markings, drifting off  Camel Rock.

The hull was upright though submerged.

A diver was winched down by the Westpac Life Saver Helicopter to search for occupants.

None were found.

Marine Rescue NSW Regional Operations Manager (Monaro) Glenn Sullivan commended the volunteers involved for responding quickly to an early morning call out.

“Our hard working volunteers, as tasked by Marine Area Command, carried out a fast and efficient search for the vessel,” he said.

“They took part in a search and rescue exercise off Narooma only last month where they trained for this type of scenario.”


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