Search to resume for missing fisherman near Port Kembla

A search is set to resume this morning for a missing fisherman off the Port Kembla coast.

About 6pm yesterday (Thursday 16 April 2020), a boat carrying two men, aged 68 and 32, was returning to the Port Kembla boat ramp, when it encountered hazardous conditions and capsized near Rocky Island.

Officers from Lake Illawarra Police District – with assistance from the Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit, the Marine Area Command, a NSW Ambulance helicopter and SES – commenced a search for the two fishermen.

About 7.30pm, the 32-year-old man was located in the water before he was airlifted to Wollongong Hospital in a stable condition.

Due to conditions, the search for the second man had to be suspended at 10.30pm yesterday. The search will resume near Rocky Island at 7am today (Friday 17 April 2020).

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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