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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Two rescued at Sth Tuross Beach

Following the capsize of a small fishing boat Tuross Head residents alerted 000 at 8:06am Well known Tuross Head photographer, Maree Jackson, sent her drone out to check on the pair and identified a man on the beach holding what was first thought of as a backpack. The form turned out to be a little boy. Maree said "I flew low and dad wrote help in the sand". Neither moved on the beach for well over an hour and a half. With no movement from the pair the concerns increased as ambulance crew members made their way along the South Tuross Beach from the Beachcomber Holiday Park at Blackfellows Beach, Potato Point. The local police were also called to the scene. Both had to walk the distance of the beach as their vehicles were unable to navigate the sand. It took a full two hours from the time the 000 call was made for a rescue helicopter to arrive. The Toll rescue helicopter came from Canberra. The Toll helicopter air lifted them off the beach at 10.30am. The pair were airlifted to hospital. Their status is unknown. The overturned boat remains in the water and mariners are advised to be careful of the upturned craft. Presently conditions are not suitable for its retrieval.

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