Little Bay Death: Man and boy, aged 9, drown in Sydney: Famous rocks, where a father and kid were killed while rock fishing. The death of a father and his young son at Little Bay Beach is tragic, but it is far from unique. The region has a bad reputation for being dangerous. The drowning deaths of a father and kid at Sydney’s famed Little Bay Beach have shocked the community. The quiet cove, known as one of “Sydney’s undiscovered treasures,” is protected from high ocean surges and attracts enthusiastic snorkelers and swimmers hoping for a relaxing swim. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com
Little Bay Death
Despite its picturesque image, the region is considered one of NSW’s most dangerous rock fishing areas. Little Bay and the surrounding shoreline were named the most dangerous rock fishing area in NSW by Surf Life Saving Australia in 2020. Its popularity, on the other hand, has not been questioned. Emergency services were summoned at 3 p.m. on Monday after a guy in his 40s and a nine-year-old girl was swept into the sea while rock fishing. They were not wearing life jackets, according to some sources.
CPR attempts by paramedics were futile as the youngster was winched from the sea by a Westpac Lifesaver helicopter and the father was rescued by a Randwick lifeguard jetski. According to local spearfishermen, the two were swept away by a wave and dragged into the swell before taking on water. After the dad and child were swept away, witnesses said they saw a woman crying for help.
One resident said in a local Facebook page, “I witnessed the incidence and informed the emergency on-site after hearing (the woman) screaming.” So depressing. Something that pointing out in my mind for a long time. Another beachgoer said police were seen comforting the woman after the rescue operation. The whole beach went silent as they walked through. She could barely walk and looked like she was in shock.
How the tragedy may have unfolded
With sunny skies and temps in the low 30s on Monday, there was no shortage of beachgoers heading to Little Bay in the afternoon. There had been no warnings issued by the Bureau of Meteorology at the time of the tragedy, with the ride believed to be low and the swell reasonably calm, according to Recreational Fishing Alliance of NSW president Stan Konstantaras. The waters are currently inhabited with enormous kingfish, bonito, and tailors all on the rock platforms, according to a keen fisherman who lives in the nearby town of Matraville.