One person has died and six others have been rescued after a boat capsized at Bulli on the south coast of New South Wales.
Around. At 10.20 this morning, emergency services were called to Waniora Point in Bulli after reports that a vessel had capsized.
Officers from Wollongong Police Area Command were on site along with Surf Life Savers and Marine Area Command.
Seven people clung to the side of the boat at the time and were rescued and taken ashore.
Rescuers performed CPR on four people until paramedics arrived.
One person could not be resurrected and died on the spot.
Inspector Norm Rees of NSW Ambulance said it was one of the most difficult jobs he has attended in his 34-year career.
“Initial reports suggested there were several people clinging to the side of a boat that quickly capsized,” Inspector Rees said.
“I want to say a big thank you to the surfers’ lifeguards and spectators who put their lives on the line to try to save these people. They gave them all chances to survive.”
“It was a heartbreaking scene – what was supposed to be a great day out on the water has turned into an absolute disaster.”