Three overdue after fishing trip at Wollongong

A police operation is underway off the seas of Wollongong after three men were reported overdue from a fishing trip.

The men were on board a boat that left Bellambi boat ramp at 2pm yesterday (Saturday 3 July 2021).

Family members alerted police at 6am today (Sunday 4 July 2021), when the boat did not return as scheduled.

Officers from Wollongong Police District, Marine Area Command and PolAir, along with members of Surf Life Saving NSW, are conducting a search for the men.

The men’s utility and boat trailer have been found in the boat ramp car park.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Wollongong Police.

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. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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