Two rock fishermen die after being pulled from water near Kurnell

Two rock fishermen have died after being pulled from the water in the Sutherland Shire yesterday.

About 2.45pm (Monday 27 May 2024) emergency services were called to Cape Solander Drive, Kurnell, following reports two rock fishermen had been washed off rocks.

Officers attached to the Sutherland Shire Police Area Command and Marine Area Command attended the scene, alongside NSW Ambulance Paramedics, Marine Rescue, Sutherland Shire lifeguards and Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

The two men were pulled from the water a short time later.

Officers performed CPR until NSW Ambulance paramedics took over – but they were unable to be revived.

They have since been identified as two Nepalese nationals aged 25 and 22 years old.

Police will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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