Around 8.30 on Saturday morning, 5th March, the volunteer on radio duty at Marine Rescue Central Coast received a “Mayday” emergency call from a Terrigal Dive Boat. The skipper advised that he was anchored at Spoon Bay off Wamberal Point and he had a man onboard with a medical emergency. He also indicated that he had five divers on a dive from the boat. He said he was providing CPR to the collapsed man and needed urgent assistance.
Water Police Marine Area Command (MAC) was advised and a rescue boat, Terrigal 30 was tasked to assist. Help was also requested from Marine Rescue Norah Head who called in a crew to launch Norah Head 30. Terrigal 30 was first to the location and with its arrival the MAC decided to cancel deployment of a helicopter. The divers were soon back on board the dive boat and the it was able to return to Terrigal Haven escorted by Terrigal 30 by 9.25am.
The dive boat was met by the ambulance and police. It has been reported that the man was found to be deceased. Police are continuing their enquiries.