Four rescued, plucked out of the ocean after boat flips

FOUR people have been plucked from the ocean after the boat they were in capsized on the NSW South Coast.

Four men aged 31, 48, 52 and 62 set off from Windang around 6.30pm on Friday for a bit of late night fishing.

Police said the men positioned their boat east of the Windang Bar, approximately 40 metres off Windang Island.


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However, the men were thrown overboard when their boat hit a wave and capsized on their way home around 1am.

Emergency services were alerted and located four men in the water.

They were rescued by the NSW Ambulance rescue helicopter, Marine Rescue and officers from the Marine Area Command.

One of the men suffered a laceration to his hand. He and a second man were taken to hospital as a precaution.

Police are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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