One man dead, another hospitalised after boat sinks in NSW

One man has died and another has been rushed to hospital after they were forced to cling onto their sinking vessel for 10 hours overnight.

The pair came into trouble while fishing on Wallis Lake in NSW around 6.00pm, when their boat began to take on water and sank.

Police say the men, aged 37 and 48, remained in the water for the night, clinging to part of the vessel and other floatation devices before making it to shore in the early hours of the morning.


“The younger man flagged down a passing motorist, who rendered assistance and called emergency services,” NSW police said.

Both men were taken to Manning Base Hospital, where the 48-year-old man died earlier today.

The younger man remains in a stable condition.

The boat has since been located in Wallis Lake, with NSW Marine Rescue and NSW Maritime working to retrieve it.