Apple Watch used to call for help in diving boat rescue in Watson's Bay
A group of nine have been rescued this afternoon in Watson's Bay after their dive boat overturned in the sea near South Head.
A fleet of three ambulances, two special operations paramedics, ambulance commander, fire & rescue commander, local police and a surf life saving supervisor attended. Ground crews were supported by the rescue helicopter and water police.
One of the divers said that the group remained calm and worked together to keep everyone safe until the arrival of emergency services.
An Apple Watch was used to notify a family member to contact triple zero and gave their location as they were hanging onto the overturned boat.
Floatation devices were used until the arrival of water police and all four were plucked from the ocean. Robertson Park was cleared awaiting a helicopter landing however this was not required and the Ambulances moved from Watson's Bay to Rose Bay to check on the patient's welfare.
None needed treatment and all had a story to share with loved ones.