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Rock fisherman fighting for his life

A rock fisherman who was pulled from the ocean in Sydney’s south is fighting for his life.

Emergency services were called to Voodoo Point at Kurnell just past 8.15am on Christmas Day morning after falling from rocks and being dragged into the water.

The man, aged in his 40s, was retrieved by the NSW Ambulance helicopter and paramedics were able to bring him out of cardiac arrest after 45 minutes of extensive CPR.

The fisherman, who has reportedly suffered head injuries after being slammed against the rocks, was then flown to St George Hospital in a critical condition.

NSW Ambulance Inspector Jason Rutherford said the man was luckily wearing safety equipment at the time he was sucked into the ocean.

“This is a timely reminder over the holiday period to ensure the safety of yourself and those around you,” he said.

“This gentleman had done the right thing in wearing a life jacket which kept him afloat while he went into cardiac arrest.

“Simple steps like this can be the difference in the outcome of a patient.”

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