Child’s body found in capsized boat off Bulli, search for missing man continues

marine rescue

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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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.


One thought on “Child’s body found in capsized boat off Bulli, search for missing man continues

  1. I gather no life jackets?? So sad


    Posted by Scott | June 7, 2020, 10:36 am

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