Man dead, two rescued, after their boat capsized at Camden Haven

File shot: A vessel has overturned on the Camden Haven bar.
File shot: A vessel has overturned on the Camden Haven bar.

One man has died and two others have been rescued after a boat capsized in Camden Haven today.

Emergency services were called to the Camden Haven River, at North Haven, at about 1.45pm (Sunday December 3) after a boat capsized while returning from sea.

Two men were rescued from the water, but a third man could not be found and a search began, involving the emergency services and volunteers.

The body of a 59-year-old man was found in the river a short time later.

Local police, together with the Marine Area Command, are investigating the incident.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Lifeguards and patrolling members from Camden Haven Surf Life Saving Club were quickly on the scene.