THE body of a child has been recovered from a capsized boat during a search off Bulli today.
About 6.20pm yesterday (Saturday June 6), a boat carrying four people capsized off Waniora Point, near the Bulli ocean pools.
Wollongong police – with assistance from the Marine Area Command, PolAir, the Toll Ambulance helicopter, Marine Rescue and Surf Life Saving NSW – commenced a search.
About 8pm, two men aged 31 and 23, were pulled from the water by the Toll Ambulance Helicopter and taken to Wollongong hospital for treatment; they have since been released.
Due to conditions, the search was suspended about midnight for the two other people reported missing – a five-year-old boy and a 28-year-old man.
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 search continues to locate the 28-year-old missing man.
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