Man dies after suffering heart attack on boat

A MAN has tragically died after suffering a suspected heart attack on a boat in Sydney Harbour overnight.

The man was at the helm of the commercial charter boat when he collapsed and lost consciousness around 6pm.

Police said crew members noticed the boat’s speed was increasing and found the driver unresponsive at the wheel shortly after departing King Street Wharf.


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Crew members performed CPR on the man in a frantic effort to keep him alive and managed to regain control of the boat.

A nearby charter vessel came to the aid of the crew and helped guide the boat back to shore where emergency services were waiting.

Paramedics worked on the 67-year-old at the scene before rushing him to St Vincent’s Hospital where sadly, he later died.

Police said the man is believed to have suffered a heart attack.

Officers from the Marine Area Command are investigating the incident and will prepare a report for the Coroner.

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