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 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.