Volunteers on board Marine Rescue NSW vessels Port Stephens 30, Lemon Tree Passage 30, Newcastle 30, Lake Macquarie 20 and Terrigal 30 have resumed the multi-agency search for a male boater who failed to return as planned from a voyage at Lake Macquarie late yesterday.
Marine Rescue NSW Hunter/Central Coast Zone Commander Steve Raymond said a crew on board rescue vessel Lake Macquarie 30 searched with Water Police 49 for just over four hours last night.
“LM 30 began searching around 7.45pm until they were stood down at midnight,” he said.
Multiple Marine Rescue boats were deployed to resume the search for the man from 7.30am this morning.
“Marine Rescue NSW volunteers on board Lake Macquarie 30 conducted a search of Lake Macquarie this morning,” Zone Commander Raymond said.
“Lemon Tree Passage 30 and Port Stephens 30 are working with Water Police 26 conducting a line search from Anna Bay to Newcastle.
“Newcastle 30 is off Redhead providing assistance to the aerial search in that area.
“Marine Rescue volunteers on board Lake Macquarie 20 and Terrigal 30 are meeting with Water Police 22 south of Swansea Heads and will focus north to Newcastle,” Zone Commander Raymond said.
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