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A MAN fishing off the rocks at Cape Schanck on Sunday 30 April was lucky to escape with his life after being swept into the sea seas by a wave, 1pm.

Senior Sergeant Phillip Hulley, of Frankston police, said the man, 46, of Kew, was one of seven men swept into the water when a large swell caught them unawares. Six clamoured back but the seventh was in a bad way when he managed to climb back to safety. The Air Ambulance took the man to The Alfred hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries. Senior Sergeant Hulley said he had a large amount of salt water in his lungs.

First published in the Western Port News – 2 May 2017

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