Two dead after being swept off rocks while fishing in NSW

Two men have tragically died after being swept off rocks into the sea while fishing at Port Kembla.

Emergency services were alerted around 7pm, after three men were swept into the ocean at Hill 60 near Fishermans Beach.

The trio were rescued from the water by police and lifesavers, however, despite desperate attempts to save them, two of the men could not be revived.


The third man managed to escape unharmed, however two police officers suffered minor injuries while trying to rescue the men.

According to NSW police, none of the men were wearing life jackets.

Sadly, it’s the same rock platform where three men died last month after they were also swept into the sea while fishing.

Investigators are appealing for anyone with vision of the incident to contact Lake Illawarra Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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