Spear fisherman stable after blowhole rescue

A spear fisherman who was pulled unconscious from the ocean near Kiama Blowhole remains in intensive care, in a stable condition.

The man, in his 60s, is expected to make a full recovery.

He was admitted to Wollongong Hospital yesterday after an extraordinary chain of events led to his rescue at Storm Bay. A diving partner raised the alarm about 8.30am yesterday after noticing the man motionless in the water.

Ambulance paramedics and members of Kiama SES rescue team aid a spear fisherman near the Kiama Blowhole yesterday.

Ambulance paramedics and members of Kiama SES rescue team aid a spear fisherman near the Kiama Blowhole yesterday.

He was brought back to life due to the combined efforts of holidaymakers, an off-duty paramedic, a lifesaver, lifeguards, paramedics and Kiama SES crew members.