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Sailor dies after yacht capsizes near Sydney beach – woman swam to shore to alert authorities

Sailor dies after his yacht capsizes near Sydney beach – as brave woman who swam to shore and alerted authorities is rushed to hospital

  • A man has died after a sailing boat capsized off Sydney’s south this morning 
  • Woman who swam to shore alerted authorities of the capsized vessel about 5am
  • Man’s body was found at 5.48am near Wanda Beach and was winched to shore

A man has died after a sailing boat capsized in choppy seas off a Sydney beach this morning.

A woman who swam to shore alerted emergency services of the capsized vessel at Boat Harbour, near Kurnell, about 5am on Monday.

Water police and an ambulance helicopter desperately worked to search for the man, whose body was tragically found at 5.48am near Wanda Beach.   

A man has died after a sailing boat (pictured) capsized off Sydney’s south this morning 

Emergency services were alerted after a woman swam to shore alerting them 

Emergency services were alerted after a woman swam to shore alerting them 

The man was winched to shore by the NSW Ambulance helicopter but couldn’t be revived.

The woman has been treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics and is now in Sutherland Hospital under observation.

An inquiry is now underway by officers from Sutherland Police Area Command and Marine Area Command.

It’s unknown if either of those on board were wearing lifejackets.

The woman has been treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics and is now in Sutherland Hospital under observation

The woman has been treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics and is now in Sutherland Hospital under observation

 

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