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Sailor rescued from sinking yacht

A crew from Marine Rescue Ulladulla has rescued a sailor from a sinking yacht in perilous conditions east of Brush Island near Bawley Point.

The man is safely on board rescue vessel Ulladulla 30, which is heading north back to the safety of Ulladulla Harbour.

With conditions too hazardous for Ulladulla 30 to come alongside, the man made it off to his yacht into his dinghy, which was then pulled to the rescue vessel and he was transferred on board. He is reported to have sustained some bruising but is otherwise safe and well.

The rescue crew, Lesley Kelly, Allan Brook, David Catton and Clive Woodward, 30 located the 33 foot yacht in churning seas, wind gusting up to 20 knots, rain and limited visibility near Flat Rock, off South Durras.

The sailor called Marine Rescue Batemans Bay for help earlier this morning, reporting that he had about a foot of water through his boat.


Photos: Marine Rescue NSW

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