Botany bay tragedy: Boatie is killed and another man injured after their craft struck a whale and flipped
A man has died and another injured after their boat hit a whale and flipped.
Water Police rushed to the scene at Cape Banks in La Perouse, southeast Sydney, at about 6am following reports two men were in the water inside Botany Bay.
‘A man was pulled from the water unconscious,’ police said in a statement.
‘Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful and he was declared deceased.
‘A second male was retrieved and treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to hospital.’
He remains in a stable condition at St George Hospital.
One man died and another injured after their boat struck a whale and flipped off Sydney’s coast
Water Police were called to the scene at about 6am and officers pulled the deceased man from the water unconscious
The Foreshore Road Boat Ramp at Botany remains closed as inquiries continue.
Superintendent Siobhan Munro, Marine Area Commander, shared condolences to the deceased man’s family in a press conference later Saturday morning.
‘It’s very early stages and it’s very little information we know at this point in time,’ she said.
‘[We] were advised early a whale has been involved, who would have thought that would’ve occurred?
‘It’s terribly tragic and we feel for those family and friends.
‘This morning two guys got up to to out and enjoy themselves fishing, something I and most people in New South Wales love to do, and ended up in tragic set of circumstances.’
Officers pulled two men from the water in Botany Bay, in southeast Sydney, early Saturday morning
The second man was pulled from the water and taken to hospital by NSW Ambulance paramedics in a stable condition