Near drowning at the blowhole

Emergency crews this morning responded to an incident of a snorkeller unconscious in the water near Kiama Blowhole.

At 8.43am, ambulance officers, police rescue and the rescue helicopter responded to a call of two men in the water at Storm Bay, just south of the famous blowhole.

Search for a shy hero

It is understoood that one man was in the water saving the other, a 65-year-old man.

The 65-year-old was reportedly snorkelling in Storm Bay when he ingested some water and lost consciousness.

Once out of the water CPR was performed and the man regained consciousness before ambulance crews arrived.

He was lifted from the rocks at the beach to the roadside by a stokes litter and was then assessed by the doctor on board the rescue helicopter, which had landed nearby.

The man was transported to hospital by road to Wollongong Hospital

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