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Search underway for sunken boat off Wollongong Harbour

WOLLONGONG police have appealed for information after receiving reports a boat had sunk and its occupants were in difficulty off Wollongong Harbour on Sunday evening.
Shortly before 6pm on Sunday 11 a triple zero call was made after a woman and a few other people reported seeing a small boat that appeared to be sinking and two people in the water.
Police attended Wollongong Harbour and commenced a search 600m off the lighthouse.
Volunteers from local surf lifesaving clubs and marine rescue personnel joined water police and two helicopters in the search which has been unable to locate the boat or its occupants. Officers on land have also been searching the foreshore and checking boat ramps for vehicles and trailers.
Police want to speak to the woman who originally sighted the boat and told others; to contact police.
The search operation was postponed lat night about 9pm and resumed about 9am today (monday).
Anyone with information should contact Wollongong Police or Crime Stoppers.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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