Search continues after boat capsizes off Bulli last night – child and man missing

A search has resumed this morning for a missing man and child after a boat capsized off the coast at Bulli yesterday.

The boat, carrying four people, capsized near Sandon Point about 6.20pm on Saturday, June 6, sparking a major search operation involving Wollongong Police, Marine Area Command, PolAir, Toll Ambulance helicopter and Surf Life Saving NSW.

About 8pm, two men aged 31 and 23, were pulled from the water by the Toll Ambulance Helicopter and taken to Wollongong hospital in a stable condition.

Due to conditions, the search had to be suspended for a missing 5-year-old boy and 28-year-old man at midnight.

The search has resumed near Sandon Point at 7am.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.


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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.


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