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  • Two rescued after boat sinks off Coffs Harbour
  • April 18, 2017

A MAN was taken to hospital with facial injuries after a boat he was on capsized and sunk.

Coffs Harbour Marine Rescue unit commander Andrew Cox said the incident was reported on Friday at about noon.

"We had a vessel that sunk in the harbour between Korffs Island and the Eastern Breakwater,” Mr Cox said.

"The vessel was coming back to Coffs Harbour and as far as we know it was swamped by a wave.”

Mr Cox said two people were swept into the ocean, who were picked up by a passing boat and dropped off at the boat ramp where they were later taken to hospital by ambulance.

NSW Ambulance Media confirmed two patients were driven to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital.

A NSW Ambulance spokesman said a male, believed to be in his mid-30s, was treated for facial injuries.

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