Illawarra Newsroom

Lengthy operation returns five people to safety off Shoalhaven Heads

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A crew from Marine Rescue has saved the day for a group of five people that were stranded on a broken down runabout around 40km's offshore from Shoalhaven Heads.

The skipper of the disabled vessel made the call for help late yesterday afternoon.

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After a number of hours, the seven metre runabout and its crew were returned to harbour around 9 o'clock last night.

Image: Marine Rescue NSW