MAN RESCUED AFTER BOAT SINKS OFF LAKE MACQUARIE

Two divers risked their own lives to rescue a man who was thrown from his boat off Swansea Heads at Lake Macquarie this afternoon.

His runabout was struck by a large wave near Moon Island, just after midday – nearby charter boat, Grey Nurse Charters raced to help.

“He was really struggling to stay afloat, holding on to his boat which was sinking.”

“You gotta help people – the man was in trouble, we were able to help him, the two of us got onto the island and we did the job and it worked out OK.”

The man, who was wearing a lifejacket, was airlifted to hospital.

Vision courtesy of Grey Nurse Charters.

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