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Two men were caught by the incoming tide when they were rock fishing at Fingal Head this morning (2 February). 

One of the men was able to to make it to shire to raise the alarm while the other man was stranded on a rocky headland surrounded by the ocean at Fingal Head. 

Local NSW Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Services including Surf Life Saving and NSW Water Police also attended the location, however, due to the sea conditions, they couldn’t access the 23 year-old-male said a spokesperson for Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

‘The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked by New South Wales Ambulance at 11am this morning. Due to the location being surrounded by the tide the Helicopter Critical Care Paramedic was winched into the patient and he was assessed before he was winched back into the helicopter and offloaded to the awaiting NSW Ambulance Paramedics. The gentleman suffered no injuries and the helicopter has since returned to base,’ said the spokesperson. 


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