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.


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.

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