A search has been launched for three men missing after their dinghy capsized at St Georges Basin, on the state’s south coast, overnight.
About 10.30pm on Sunday (16 September 2012), four men set out from the Sanctuary Point boat ramp for a fishing trip.
During the night, one of the men stood up and leant over the side of the boat, causing it to capsize.
All four men were thrown into the water.
A 22-year-old Ashcroft man was rescued by a local resident on a paddle board after he heard cries for help about 2.30am today (Monday 17 September 2012).
The other men, aged 19, 26 and 29, remain unaccounted for.
An air, water and land-based search – involving police from Shoalhaven Local Area Command, Marine Area Command, Polair and other agencies – is continuing in a bid to locate the trio.
It’s understood the tinny did not have a motor and the men were not wearing life vests.