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.
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