Boat capsizes near Wallaga Lake

NSW Maritime reminds boaters about lifejacket “heightened risk” requirements

NSW Maritime said it is investigating an offshore boating incident that occurred over the weekend, in which a 5.7m boat with four people aboard capsized near Camel Rocks, south of Wallaga Lake.

NSW Maritime said the boat broached at around 12:30pm and subsequently capsized, trapping several people under the upturned hull. The crew then managed to surface and put on lifejackets.

Three of the crew then made their way to shore while a fourth remained with the vessel due to a leg injury. The injured person was later airlifted by the Careflight helicopter.

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