Northern NSW: Man dies and another is taken to hospital after a boat capsizes near Yamba

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Man dies and another is taken to hospital after a boat capsizes in northern New South Wales

  • Man died and another was taken to hospital after the boat capsized in north NSW
  • Emergency crews rushed to The Sandon on the Sandon River around 7 a.m. on Friday
  • Reports followed that a boat had toppled and two men had been thrown into the water
  • One man swam to shore, but another was taken out of the water and died on the spot

One man has died and another has been rushed to hospital after a boat capsized on a remote river Friday morning.

Emergency crews were rushed to The Sandon on the Sandon River, 37 miles (60 km) south of Yamba in northern New South Wales, about 7 a.m. after reports that a boat had toppled over and two men had been thrown into the water.

A 48-year-old man was taken out of the water after being washed ashore but died on the spot despite members of the public desperately trying to revive him through resuscitation.

A man has died after his boat capsized on the remote Sandon River in northern New South Wales

Another man, 48 years old, was taken to Maclean District Hospital with minor injuries

Another man, 48 years old, was taken to Maclean District Hospital with minor injuries

He has yet to be formally identified, NSW police said.

The second man swam to shore and took refuge on nearby rocks.

He was treated on the spot and taken to Maclean District Hospital with minor injuries.

A report is being prepared for the information of the coroner.

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