Fishing Crew Rescued by Local Anglers After Capsize of Boat Off New South Wales Coast

Four anglers were rescued by a local fishing crew off the coast of New South Wales on January 18, after their boat capsized near Broughton Island.

Jeffrey Thompson, a member of the crew who came to the anglers’ rescue, captured footage of the moment when the men were discovered.

Recounting the rescue on a fishing forum, Thompson said, “They were very lucky lads and they said their boat went down in only 30 seconds.”

“What saved them was the life cell they had and managed to throw overboard as they tipped over. It had their EPIRB and flares which ultimately got our attention,” he said. Credit: Jeffrey Thompson via Storyful