Friday, 30 September 2011

Three dead in boating accident off Batemans Bay in NSW

Three dead in boating accident off Batemans Bay in NSW-Three people have been killed in a boating accident off New South Wales' south coast.
A YOUNG girl and two elderly people have died and a 47-year-old man is missing after a catamaran capsized in waters off the NSW south coast.
Shortly before 2pm (AEST) today, emergency services responded to reports a vessel with five people onboard had capsized off Batemans Bay.
They found one person alive, while three bodies were pulled from the water.
Grave fears are held for the missing man, who was not wearing a life jacket at the time of the capsize.
"The water is very, very cold so survival becomes very limited," a spokesman for Westpac Rescue Helicopter said today.

The survivor, whose age and gender has not been released, was taken to hospital with minor injuries, NSW Ambulance Service said in a statement.
It's believed the elderly man and woman were in their 70s.
A helicopter is being used to search for the missing man.

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