Three men die after boat capsizes off La Perouse in Sydney's south

| 05.07,20. 03:36 PM |

Three men die after boat capsizes off La Perouse in Sydney's south

The overturned boat on the La Perouse coastline.(ABC News)

Three men have died in a boating accident in Sydney's south.

Emergency services were called to Henry Head Lane at La Perouse after 12:30pm following reports a boat had capsized.

Three men were retrieved from the water but all died at the scene.

A small upturned boat with a hole in the bow was seen being battered by the waves on a rock platform in an area known as Henry Head.

Also on the rocks were yellow life jackets and items being guarded by officers.

It is unclear if the trio were wearing life jackets.

Two men were retrieved by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, whose headquarters are close to the accident site.

The pair were brought back to the headquarters where CPR was performed by NSW Ambulance paramedics on the helicopter pad.

A Toll ambulance helicopter retrieved the third man, also landing alongside the chopper pad.

While police do not believe anyone else was on board, a pair of Water Police boats continued to search.

Green dye was released to reveal the direction of the swell and current.

A large emergency services presence remains at the scene and a report is being prepared for the coroner.


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