Four men have had a lucky escape when their boat capsized on St Georges Basin on Tuesday afternoon.
Emergency services were called to John Williams Reserve at Sanctuary Point just after 5pm on Tuesday, December 3 to reports a number of people had been thrown into the water.
Initial reports were there was three people onboard the boat.
One had managed to make it to shore on the western side of St Georges Basin but two other were missing.
There was in fact three other people in the water.
One man was airlifted from the water by the Toll NSW Ambulance Rescue Helicopter.
Two other men managed to make it to the eastern shore at Wrights Beach where they were picked up by a NSW Police launch and taken back to Sanctuary Point to be assessed for any injuries.
All four men were believed to be aged in their 20s.
The eastern side of the Basin was extremely rough at the time due to strong winds in the area.
It proved to be a busy afternoon for local emergency services.
As well as a large contingent working on the fires in the southern Shoalhaven, NSW Ambulance, Fire and Rescue NSW and NSW Police were also called to a two-car accident in the Stewart Place, Nowra car park where a woman was transported to hospital as a precaution with neck injuries, and a pedestrian who was hit by a car at Worrigee.