The Mercury in 1998: Hero saves three fishermen

Glen Humphries
October 13 2023 - 12:00pm
Peter Groves was one of three fishers rescued by Ross King after their boat capsized at Port Kembla. Picture by Kirk Gilmour
Peter Groves was one of three fishers rescued by Ross King after their boat capsized at Port Kembla. Picture by Kirk Gilmour

Looking back at October 14, 1998

Lobster diver Ross King was praised for his heroic efforts to save three elderly fishers after their boat capsized at Port Kembla.

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Glen Humphries

Glen Humphries

Senior journalist

I'm an award-winning senior journalist with the Illawarra Mercury and have well over two decades' worth of experience in newspapers. I cover the three local councils in the Illawarra for the Mercury, state and federal politics, as well as writing for the TV guide. If I'm not writing, I'm reading.

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