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Four people rescued off Tathra after boat flipped

February 22, 2023 6:02 am in by

Four people have been winched from the ocean by two helicopters after a vessel overturned 14 kilometres off Goalen Head near Tathra on the South Coast around 12pm on Tuesday (February 21).

Emergency Services including Marine Rescue crews from Bermagui and Merimbula responded after an EPIRB was activated.

All four people were taken to Merimbula airport where they were assessed by NSW Ambulance paramedics.

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Travis Winks from Marine Rescue told East Coast Radio it’s a good reminder for boat skippers to take precautions.

“It’s paramount that people do all of the right things when they head out on the water,” Winks said.

“Marine Rescue NSW has a log on, log off App which is free to use and we encourage all boaters to use it because that means you’ve got someone who knows you’re out on the water.”

The 7.5 metre boat with Victorian registration flipped but did not sink. It has been left overturned in the ocean for now with a navigation warning in place for the hazard.

Images: Marine Rescue NSW

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