Three men rescued at sea near Kingston

Three men located near Kingston SE have been winched to safety after their boat took on water North West of 'The Granites' carpark.

Emergency services were called to a vessel in distress 14 nautical miles of the carpark at around 12:30pm on Friday June 7.

The crew managed to get safely into their life raft before calling for assistance, with their 55 foot fishing vessel taking on water.

At around 3pm, the three men were winched safely into the helicopter and taken to the Kingston Hospital for a checkup.

Police would like to thank all volunteers for their assistance.