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Bodies of man, five-year-old boy found after NSW boat accident

The search is ongoing. Source: Marine Rescue NSW

The bodies of a 28-year-old man and five-year-old boy have been found after a boat with four people aboard capsized near Wollongong.

The body of a 28-year-old man has been found in the water almost 20 hours after a boat capsized off Wollongong killing a five-year-old boy.

The boat carrying four people capsized near Bulli Point on Saturday evening.

Two men, aged 23 and 31, were pulled from the water 100 minutes later by a rescue helicopter crew.

The men were taken to Wollongong hospital for treatment and later released.

The capsized boat was towed into Port Kembla harbour on Sunday morning when police divers found the body of the five-year-old boy.

Bulli Point in NSW.
Bulli Point in NSW.
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The search continued for the missing 28-year-old man whose body was recovered from the water near Corrimal - south of Bulli Point - after 1pm on Sunday.

"The search has now been concluded," a NSW Police spokesperson said in a statement.

NSW Ambulance Inspector Norm Rees earlier described the incident as a long weekend disaster.

"It's absolutely heartbreaking for everyone involved," he said in a statement.

"All the emergency services are impacted by the tragedy but our hearts go out to the family."

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