Nine-year-old boy and a 40-year-old man DIE after being washed off the rocks while fishing in front of shocked beachgoers
- A man and child have been washed off the rocks at Little Bay in Sydney’s east
- Police, paramedics and rescue helicopters were called on Monday afternoon
- Paramedics and lifesavers performed CPR but they couldn’t be resuscitated
- Witnesses said a woman who accompanied pair was being consoled by police
Beachgoers were left in shock after a man and boy were pulled from the surf in Sydney’s east on Monday afternoon.
Just after 3pm emergency services were called to Little Bay Beach, Little Bay, following reports a man and a boy had been washed off rocks while fishing.
The man – believed to be in his 40s – was pulled from the water by Surf Lifesavers and a nine-year-old boy was winched from the water by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
Emergency services rushed to Little Bay in Sydney’s east on Monday afternoon after a man and child were washed off the rocks while fishing (pictured)
Witnesses said police (pictured) were seen comforting a woman who was with the man and child
Paramedics performed CPR; however, both died at the scene. They are yet to be formally identified.
A crime scene has been established by officers from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command and an investigation commenced into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.
More to follow.
The man was pulled ashore by lifesavers and the boy was winched from the water by rescue helicopter (pictured) but they couldn’t be resuscitated
Specialist rescue police attended the scene at Little Bay on Monday afternoon (pictured)
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