Spear fishing accident at Tomaree Headland FEATURED Nelson Bay (Tomaree Peninsula areas) by NOTA - May 8, 2017May 8, 2017 Earlier this morning Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked along with emergency service to Tomaree Headland, reports indicated a 65yr old male was spear fishing and got into difficulties suffering emersion and reportedly was drag from the water onto rocks. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or [email protected] Due to location the helicopters medical team was winched into the area to assist and treat the patient, once stabilised on scene patient was winched out in rescue stretcher then flown to John Hunter Hospital reported in a stable condition.