Man rescued after boat capsizes off Newcastle coast

The Marine Area Command has rescued a man after his boat capsized off the Newcastle coast today.

About 11.40am (Tuesday 23 June 2020), officers from Newcastle Water Police were called to waters off the coast of Stockton, following reports a runabout boat returning to shore encountered trouble and was sinking.

On arrival, officers located the skipper and sole occupant of the vessel, a 41-year-old man, clinging to the overturned boat.

Police rescued the man and he was returned to the Newcastle harbour safely. He did not require medical assistance.

The vessel sank and was not able to be salvaged.

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