Father, children rescued after boat overturns in river at Ballina

UPDATE 2:25PM | A father and his two young children who were found clinging to an overturned boat in the Richmond River at Ballina have been rescued.

The trio were found clinging to the hull of the vessel shortly after 2pm.

The man and his two children have since been retrieved from the water.


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Paramedics are on scene, assessing the man’s children.

All are said to be in a stable condition.

EARLIER: Emergency services are responding to reports of a boat having capsized near Ballina.

It’s understood the vessel overturned in the Richmond River around 2pm.

Three people are said to be clinging to the hull of the boat.

Members of the Far North Coast Surf Lifesaving club are assisting local emergency services in the rescue.

MORE TO COME …