Man dies, woman swims to safety as yacht sinks

A woman has incredibly survived an early morning boating tragedy, that has claimed the life of her male companion.

The couple were on board a yacht at Boat Harbour, near Kurnell in Sydney’s south, when it capsized, about 5am on Monday.

The woman managed to swim to shore and raise the alarm.


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She was treated at the scene while emergency crews began searching for the man.

The NSW Ambulance helicopter and NSW Water Police found his body near Wanda Beach just before 6am.

His body was winched to shore by NSW Ambulance helicopter, but sadly he couldn’t be revived.

The woman is now in Sutherland Hospital under observation and an inquiry is underway.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Since graduating from University in 2003, Rachel has worked in radio in a variety of roles including announcer, journalist and copywriter. The crazy world of radio has taken her from her hometown of Toowoomba to Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane and finally the Gold Coast when in 2009 she started writing and presenting news with Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au.

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