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Man dies after being swept off rocks - Wollongong

Monday, 11 July 2022 03:27:06 PM

A man has died after being swept off rocks at Wollongong today.

About 12.50pm (Monday 11 July 2022), emergency services were called to Belmore Basin, Wollongong, following reports a rockfisher had been swept off the rocks.

A male in a small boat went to the man’s aid, before a male constable attached to Wollongong Police District jumped in to assist.

The 73-year-old man was brought back to shore, but he could not be revived and died at the scene.

Police have since commenced an investigation and a report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact Wollongong Police on (02) 4226 7899 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.