Appeal for assistance over boating tragedy – La Perouse

Detectives investigating the deaths of three men when a boat capsized at La Perouse yesterday, are today appealing for public assistance.

Just after 12.30pm (Sunday 5 July 2020), emergency services were called to Henry Head at La Perouse, following reports a 5.7m black runabout had capsized near the lighthouse.

Three men were retrieved from the water; however, they were unable to be revived.

While they have not been formally identified, they are believed to be a 53-year-old man from Blakehurst, a 62-year-old man from Lilli Pilli, and a 65-year-old man from Kogarah.

Detective Acting Inspector Mick O’Keefe said detectives from the Marine Area Command were appealing for anyone who recorded video of the incident to come forward.

“We understand there were a large number of witnesses who were using their mobile phones to take video recordings of the incident and rescue,” Det A/Insp O’Keefe said.

“While detectives are still piecing together the circumstances of this tragedy, it is hoped video footage may help put those events into context,” he said.

Investigations are continuing and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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