One dead, two injured in Anzac Day boating tragedy

A BOAT has capsized south of Sydney, killing one person and injuring two others.

The dramatic scenes unfolded at Bate Bay, Cronulla, around 9.40am on Anzac Day.

Two men and a woman were thrown overboard after their small boat flipped.


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The Westpac rescue chopper was dispatched to help police and surf lifesavers rescue the trio.

They were plucked from the ocean and brought to shore but sadly it was too late for one of them.

A man in his 40’s was treated by paramedics but despite their efforts sadly died at the scene.

The surviving pair were treated by paramedics at the scene for minor injuries.

The capsized vessel has since been recovered and will be forensically examined.

A crime scene has been established and a report will now be prepared for the Coroner.

Anyone with information which could assist investigators is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

The fatal incident has prompted the Marine Area Command to urge all persons on the water, especially on boats, to always wear a life jacket where appropriate.

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