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January 26, 2022

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Two people were found in the water off Ballina at 2.30am this morning. Photo supplied.

Two people were found in the water off Ballina at 2.30am this morning by the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter. The 14m boat was reported sinking 4km off the coast of Ballina in the early hours of the morning.

The helicopter conducted beacon search (EPIRB) and located two people in water.

The Marine Rescue vessel had to cross the Ballina bar in a big swell. Photo supplied.

‘The crew deployed a strobe and directed a Marine Rescue vessel where they were picked up,’ said a spokesperson for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.

‘The Helicopter stayed overhead until the Marine Rescue vessel crossed the Ballina Bar in big swell.‘

It is understood that ASNSW Paramedics treated and transported the individuals rescued to Ballina Hospital.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Well done Ballina Rescue ,
    Was it not Don Page who promised 25 million to improve the
    notorious Ballina Bar . Perhaps Ben could follow through now

  2. Don Page promised a lot and delivered nothing. Arrogance and privilege are about it. Remember the old Byron hospital site? I remember walking past the ‘promise’ plaque as a kid and that was decades ago. It’s what you expect from the Nationals.

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