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News & Media

  • Rock fishers plucked to safety
  • August 10, 2015

Members of Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie responded rapidly to rescue four anglers stranded on a rock shelf off Swansea Heads yesterday afternoon.

Radio operators Lyn Cousins and Thelma McCard and trainee Richard Rule, on duty in the unit’s Swansea Heads radio tower, spotted the foursome on the shelf about 2.45pm.

Concerned about their location and the risk they would be swept off the rocks in the rising tide and swell, the volunteers quickly deployed Rescue Water Craft Lake Macquarie 13 (a jet ski) and rescue vessel Lake Macquarie 11 to the scene.

Rescue Water Craft (RWC) operator Garry Sullivan and LM 11 skipper Warren Collins and crew Zoe Tylee and Kevin Ableson were on the scene in 10 minutes.

Navigating carefully through the difficult and rocky waters to the shoreline, the RWC successfully picked up the two men and two women, one-by-one, and transferred them to LM 11.

After their condition was assessed by the skipper and crew, the anglers - none of whom was wearing a lifejacket - were transferred safely to shore with no injuries.



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