'I don't want to die': How a friends fishing trip took a terrifying turn

Nadine Morton
Updated April 30 2024 - 1:51pm, first published 7:51am

The panicked faces of his friend and his friend's child as they were trapped in an upturned, sinking boat has been seared into James Connelly's memory forever.

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Nadine Morton

Nadine Morton

Senior journalist

Nadine Morton covers emergency services and breaking news for the Illawarra Mercury. She takes pride in regional journalism which she believes is crucial to informing our towns and cities. Have a story? Email her at

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