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Four men are lucky to be alive after becoming trapped on a fishing trawler sinking off the coast of a remote beach

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 7/07/2018 Nicole Pierre

a body of water: Four men are lucky to be alive after they were rescued from a sinking trawler (pictured) off the south coast of New South Wales on Saturday morning © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Four men are lucky to be alive after they were rescued from a sinking trawler (pictured) off the south coast of New South Wales on Saturday morning Four men are lucky to be alive after they were rescued from a sinking trawler off the south coast of New South Wales on Saturday morning.

A rescue chopper was sent out to the scene at Bengunnu Point at Mimoso Rocks National Park, south of Canberra after an alert was sent out by the men at 6.20am on Saturday. 

The men's ship allegedly hit rocks in the peninsula causing it to start sinking. 

All four men were uninjured and suffered from mild cases of hypothermia after the sinking of their trawler (pictured) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited All four men were uninjured and suffered from mild cases of hypothermia after the sinking of their trawler (pictured)

A large amount of floating debris of the trawler was found in the waters and on a nearby beach. 

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter CEO Stephen Leahy said a large amount of debris still needed to be cleared.

Debris included fishing tubs, a life ring, life raft and clothing were strewn on the nearby beach, Mr Leahy told Illawarra Mercury.

Two of the four men were flown to Bermagui where they were treated by NSW Ambulance, according to an update by Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter on Twitter.

A rescue chopper (pictured) was sent out to the scene at Bengunnu Point at Mimoso Rocks National Park after an alert was sent out at 6.20am on Saturday

A rescue chopper (pictured) was sent out to the scene at Bengunnu Point at Mimoso Rocks National Park after an alert was sent out at 6.20am on Saturday
© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited

Mr Leahy praised the four men for managing to get out without any injuries.

A large amount of floating debris in Bengunuu Point (pictured), 235 km south of Canberra from the sinking trawler © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A large amount of floating debris in Bengunuu Point (pictured), 235 km south of Canberra from the sinking trawler a close up of a map: The four men are lucky to be alive after their trawler hit rocks just south of Bengunuu point (pictured), 235 km south of Canberra from the sinking trawler © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The four men are lucky to be alive after their trawler hit rocks just south of Bengunuu point (pictured), 235 km south of Canberra from the sinking trawler 'They've done absolutely everything right and as a result, these men are all fine and well,' he told AAP.

The four survivors suffered from mild hypothermia following the rescue. 

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