Frustrated locals record the moment fishermen are almost swept off rocks in same spot three died

More than a dozen people have been filmed fishing at the exact same spot where three men lost their lives just two days earlier. 

In the video, frustrated locals can be heard yelling at the fishermen to ‘hurry up’ and get off the rocks in Port Kembla, NSW, as powerful waves crash around them. 

Spectators can be seen watching on in disbelief as half the fishing group scrambles off the rocks to safety in the terrifying video. 

'Don't worry about the fish', frustrated locals record reckless group who were seen fishing at the same spot where three men lost their lives just two days earlier

‘Don’t worry about the fish’, frustrated locals record reckless group who were seen fishing at the same spot where three men lost their lives just two days earlier

‘After a few days of several people losing their lives, more idiots at the exact same spot risking their lives,’ the footage was captioned on Facebook.

‘If there’s big swell, stay off the ledges! Hit the harbour or lakes or rivers or even the fish market.’   

On Friday 22 January, three fisherman died after they were dragged from the same rocky platform by a large wave into rough surf late at night. 

The popular rock fishing spot ‘Hill 60’ near Port Kembla erupted into chaos when emergency services were called to the scene just after 10pm.  

Despite the efforts of the Marine Area Command, NSW Ambulance, rescue helicopters and local lifeguards, three men were confirmed dead after their bodies were recovered from the water.  

The video was uploaded to a local fishing group on Facebook in an attempt to dissuade fishermen from risking their lives at the popular fishing spot 'Hill 60'

The video was uploaded to a local fishing group on Facebook in an attempt to dissuade fishermen from risking their lives at the popular fishing spot ‘Hill 60’

Two of the men were later identified by relatives to be aged 45 and 49, from Green Valley and the third man was identified by police to be a 69-year-old from Campsie.  

Acting Superintendent Mr Dunlop said it wouldn’t be the last time police attended a tragic scene at the fishing spot due to the allure of the dangerous activity.  

Mr Dunlop confirmed that warnings of the dangerous area were in place at the time of the fishermen’s deaths. 

‘Obviously with the angel rings being installed on the shoreline, it’s been identified as an area that needs increased safety’.  

‘The local rescue operations and Surf Life Saving are all aware of the dangers of fishing off rocks and recovering people around these areas’. 

Surf Lifesavers and emergency services have previously warned rock fishers to wear a life jacket at all times, as the ocean can be unpredictable, with slippery rocks becoming particularly dangerous in the dark.  

Port Kembla has a notorious rock fishing danger zone which has claimed the lives of at least seven people in the last decade and was named the fifth most deadly fishing location in Australia in 2009

Port Kembla has a notorious rock fishing danger zone which has claimed the lives of at least seven people in the last decade and was named the fifth most deadly fishing location in Australia in 2009

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