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  • April 01, 2016

Volunteer crews from Marine Rescue NSW will be back on the water again tomorrow as the search continues for a fisherman missing after his boat capsized on Botany Bay last night.


Rescue vessels from Marine Rescue Botany Port Hacking and Port Kembla will again join the search operation from 8am.


Three vessels from the two units took part in today’s mass search, along with police from the NSW Marine Area Command, PolAir and Police Rescue and the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter.


The missing 37-year-old man and two friends were fishing from a boat near Cruwee Cove when it was thrown on to rocks by the 2.5 metre swell and capsized about 6.30pm on Thursday.

Two men, aged 32 and 41, were located at the bottom of the cliffs. They were assisted to safety and taken by NSW Ambulance Paramedics to Prince of Wales Hospital.


A crew from Marine Rescue Botany Port Hacking joined the immediate search for the missing man. The operation was suspended about 10pm before resuming at 8m today.

It is believed the man was not wearing a life jacket.

Marine Rescue NSW Commissioner Stacey Tannos again appealed to boaters to always wear lifejackets whenever they were on the water.


“This is a simple but vital safety measure that can make the difference between a successful rescue and a tragedy,” he said.


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