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AustraliaThree dead after catamaran capsizes near Newcastle

06:22  11 july  2019
06:22  11 july  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

Two rescued after boat capsizes in dangerous seas

Two rescued after boat capsizes in dangerous seas The couple were rescued from a breakwall being hit with large waves at Pilot Beach in Camden Haven on the NSW mid north coast.

Three dead after catamaran capsizes near Newcastle© ABC News Images Three people have died and two have been rescued after a catamaran overturned off the coast of Newcastle, police have confirmed.

At around 10.10am an emergency beacon was activated from a 11.7-metre catamaran which overturned approximately seven nautical miles off the coast at Stockton Beach.

Three bodies were found in the water and retrieved by Marine Rescue while two people, believed to be a young girl in her teens and a man in his mid-40s, were winched from the water and taken to John Hunter Hospital.

A spokesperson for NSW Ambulance said all five people were wearing life jackets.

Man sent credit card for dead wife by NAB

Man sent credit card for dead wife by NAB Bob Hart was sent the card in the mail, and as well as having her name printed on it, it had the word “deceased” on it. “I just looked at it and said that’s astonishing, and that’s offensive to receive it,” Mr Hart told 9News. © 9News Bob and his wife Iris. “The card was the deal of the century apparently, it offered her a credit line of $2,000 a day, which I think she’d probably have trouble taking advantage of right now.” NAB is investigating the incident and have offered their sincerest apologies. © 9News The NAB are investigating.

Officers from the Marine Area Command, the Royal Australian Air Force and Marine Rescue Association are responding.

This morning the Bureau of Meteorology issued a strong marine wind warning for the Hunter coast with north-westerly winds of up to 55 kilometres per hour.

Stockton Beach is a 32-kilometre stretch on the north side of the breakwall outside Newcastle harbour entrance.

It has significance for its long history of shipwrecks, including a 50,000 ton Norwegian bulk carrier, the MV Sygna, which ran aground during strong winds in 1974.

More to come.

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