Body of missing man recovered from the ocean near Corrimal this afternoon

NSW Ambulance Toll Group Helicoper

THE body of a man who went missing after a boat capsized in the ocean at Bulli yesterday has been recovered.

The boat, carrying four people, capsized near Waniora Point about 6.20pm yesterday (Saturday June 6).

Wollongong police with assistance from the Marine Area Command, PolAir, the Toll Ambulance helicopter, Marine Rescue and Surf Life Saving NSW commenced a search.

Two men, aged 31 and 23, were pulled from the water by the Toll Ambulance Helicopter about 8pm, and taken to Wollongong hospital for treatment; they have since been released.

Due to conditions, the search for the other two missing people was suspended at midnight.

The capsized boat was towed into Port Kembla Harbour early this morning, where Police Divers located the body of a five-year-old boy.

The body of a man was recovered from the water near Corrimal about 1.10pm today. While he has not been formally identified, it’s believed to be the body of the missing 28-year-old. The search has now been concluded.

Police will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner.

As inquiries continue, any witnesses or anyone who saw the boat in the area yesterday is urged to come forward.



YOU can also make a small donation towards the running of The Bulli & Clifton Times and/or the Looking Back websites through Paypal. If you would like to support my work, you can leave a small tip here of $2, or several small tips, just increase the amount as you like. Your generous patronage of my work and research, however small it appears to you, will greatly help me with my continuing costs.


About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and 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 Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been 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 Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,132 other subscribers
%d bloggers like this: