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Search resumed for miss Kiama fisherman

May 8, 2023 10:26 am in by

Volunteers from Marine Rescue NSW Port Kembla and Shellharbour assisted Marine Area Command in the search for a missing rock fisherman off Kiama on Sunday (May 7).

The man is believed to have been swept off rocks near Blowhole Point last Tuesday evening (May 2).

Marine Rescue NSW Illawarra Zone Duty Operations Manager Stuart Massey said at the request of Marine Area Command, Shellharbour 30 resumed the search for the missing man this morning while three volunteers from the Port Kembla unit were on board Water Police 23.

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“They were extra sets of eyes,” Mr Massey said.

Shellharbour 30 focused on an area in closer to shore for four hours on Sunday.

“The crew searched from Bombo south to the Shoalhaven River.

SH 30 had an inshore focus out to a couple of nautical miles offshore.

Water Police 23 along with members from Port Kembla Marine Rescue covered an area approximately two to 12 nautical miles off the coast,” Mr Massey said.

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The Illawarra Zone Duty Operations Manager said conditions today (Sunday) were rough and uncomfortable with the search conducted from 10am to 2.30pm.

“The search has been physically tough for our members but their commitment has been unwavering,” Mr Massey said.

Shellharbour 30 has spent four days searching for the missing fisherman after responding last Tuesday night while volunteers from Port Kembla have been involved for three days of the multi-agency search with Port Kembla 31 on the water for two.

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