Body of child recovered from capsized boat near Wollongong

The body of a child has been recovered from a capsized boat during a search near Wollongong today.

About 6.20pm yesterday (Saturday 6 June 2020), a boat carrying four people capsized near Bulli Point.

Officers from Wollongong Police District – with assistance from the Marine Area Command, PolAir, the Toll Ambulance helicopter, Marine Rescue and Surf Life Saving NSW – commenced a search.

About 8pm, two men aged 31 and 23, were pulled from the water by the Toll Ambulance Helicopter and taken to Wollongong hospital for treatment; they have since been released.

Due to conditions, the search was suspended at 12am (Sunday 7 June 2020), for the two other people reported missing – a five-year-old boy and a 28-year-old man.

The capsized boat was towed into Port Kembla Harbour early this morning, where Police Divers located the body of a five-year-old boy.

The search continues to locate the missing man.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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