Teenagers rescued from Deeban Spit, Port Hacking

A group of teenages were rescued from Deeban Spit on Port Hacking this afternoon.

Shortly after 1pm Marine Rescue Botany Port Hacking received a report that five people required assistance from the water at Deeban Spit.

They were spotted by the crew of Tom Thumb III.

The water was too shallow for the ferry to reach them, so the crew asked two men in a smaller boat for assistance.

The boaters rescued three teenage boys, one of whom, had trouble standing.

They were taken to Cronulla Wharf where Water Police and NSW Ambulance officers were waiting.

A volunteer crew from Marine Rescue Botany Port Hacking retrieved two other teenage boys from the Spit and took them to Cronulla Wharf.

Both were wet and cold, and one had cuts to his foot and leg.

They said their three friends were caught in the current. Port Hacking was fairly rough and windswept this afternoon.