Three individuals have died after being swept into the surf at Port Kembla, within the Illawarra area of NSW, this night.
A gaggle of individuals had been standing on rocks close to Hill 60 Lookout when a big wave crashed on high of them and washed them into the water at about 10pm, NSW Police stated.
Witnesses sounded the alarm with emergency providers launching a rescue operation, later confirming three individuals deceased following the incident.
Emergency providers are persevering with to go looking the world, with the chance different individuals should be within the water.
Native police, NSW Ambulance, rescue helicopters, native lifeguards and Marine Space Command are all on the scene.
Anybody with details about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.