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Search to resume for jet skier missing near Port Hacking

Saturday, 25 December 2021 08:49:15 AM

A search has recommenced this morning for a missing jet skier near Port Hacking.

About 7.30pm yesterday (Friday 24 December 2021) emergency services were called to Burraneer Bay following reports three men had been thrown from a jet ski into the water.

The driver and one passenger – who were wearing life jackets – were rescued.

A third man – believed to be aged in his 30’s – could not be located.

A joint multi-agency search to locate the man was initiated involving officers from Marine Area Command, PolAir, Sutherland Shire Police Area Command, NSW Ambulance and Surf Life Saving NSW.

The operation continued until 8.30pm, before it was suspended due to poor light.

The driver of the jet ski – a 44-year-old Dolans Bay man – remains in St George Hospital with suspected chest injuries.

The passenger – a 39-year-old Yowie Bay man – was not injured.

The multi-agency search, with assistance from the Police Divers, has recommenced this morning and is expected to continue for several hours.

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.