Cap­size tragedy

Weekend Courier - - Street Watch -

A ROCK­ING­HAM man (78) died af­ter a ves­sel cap­sized near Lee­man on Satur­day.

An­other Rock­ing­ham man (63) and a man from Kings­ley (68) were treated in hospi­tal for hy­pother­mia.

Lee­man Sea Search and Rescue Group vol­un­teers alerted po­lice about an emer­gency dis­tress call about a cap­sized ves­sel at 1pm.

The emer­gency call was made by a ves­sel that had had come across the cap­sized ves­sel.

Two peo­ple were res­cued from the cap­sized ves­sel, but a third mem­ber was miss­ing.

The two men who were res­cued first were taken to shore by the ves­sel that lo­cated them, where they were met by Lee­man Po­lice and St John Am­bu­lance.

The third man was found by Lee­man Sea Search and Rescue Group and was taken to shore.

He was in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion and died later.

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