Who was Sergeant Peter Stone? A heroic father drowned while rescuing his son in Narooma beach

Sergeant Peter Stone

Sergeant Peter Stone, an off-duty cop drowned while saving his son from a rip on the South Coast. Let’s see who was Sergeant Peter Stone in detail.

How did the heroic father Peter Stone die?

An off-duty police officer who died after rescuing his son from the surf at an unpatrolled beach on NSW’s south coast has been identified as Sergeant Peter Stone.

After saving his son, 14, at a beach in Narooma on Sunday, Sergeant Peter Stone, a serving NSW Police officer, 44, drowned on 1 January 2023.

Karen Webb, the commissioner of the NSW Police, sent her sympathies to Peter’s friends and family.

Sergeant Stone was well-liked by all those who knew him, and we are not surprised by his selfless actions,” Commissioner Webb said.

“His death is a tragic loss to the NSW Police Force and my thoughts are with Peter’s wife, family, friends, and colleagues during this terribly sad time.”

Who was Sergeant Peter Stone?

A heroic father who drowned while rescuing his son in Narooma beach was a Police officer, Sergeant Peter Stone.

Sgt. Stone was most recently employed by the Blue Mountains Police Area Command, where his duties included specialist rescue operations, in December 2000.

On New Year’s Day at Bogola Beach, close to Narooma, 45-year-old Peter Stone went to save his 14-year-old son who had become trapped in a rip.

Before the youngster got sucked into the rip, he was able to assist him in getting out of the water. He was unconscious when he was dragged from the sea.

At about 1.30 pm, paramedics were called to the beach and started CPR on the man, but he was not able to be saved.

The man’s wife was at the beach when the incident occurred, and the family had been on vacation nearby.

Blue Mountains Police Area Commander, Superintendent Don Faulds expressed heartfelt condolences, and the message reads,

Peter had dedicated his professional life to helping the community and had a real passion for rescue operations, particularly here in the rugged mountain terrain,” Faulds said.

“He was always quick – if not first – to offer his help or assistance around the command and his colleagues considered him a mate.

“As we mourn our mate, we acknowledge the loss of a husband, father, and hero.”

‘Tragic incident’:

Inspector Paul Hoyer described the rip as “quite substantial.”

Hoyer told reporters on Monday, “This is a tragedy that will cut through to the family, his friends, and his coworkers.

“It’s devastating at this time of the year.” Hoyer said the South Coast, which is a popular tourist destination, was busy at this time of the year.

He warned people should be careful when heading out on the roads and going to beaches. “If you do want to go to the beach, swim between the flags at a patrolled beach,” he said.

The event is being investigated by local police, who will also create a report for the coroner.

Tributes to Peter Stone:

Farhan Janjuah tweeted,

Replying to@nswpolice
Terrible news and a big loss thank you for the services Sergeant Peter Stone.

NSW Fallen Police posted,

The man who died while rescuing a teenager caught in a riptide on the state’s south coast has been identified as a serving NSW Police officer. Sergeant Peter Stone, aged 44, drowned after rescuing his 14-year-old son at a beach near Narooma on Sunday (1 January 2023).

Barrier Police District posted,

Sergeant Stone’s loss is felt heavily for Barrier PD staff as he previously worked at Dareton. We understand this is a tough time of year financially for many people but any donation to his family would be appreciated. RIP Sgt Stone.

Blue Mountains Police Area Command posted,

It is with much sadness that Blue Mountains Police Area Command shares the news of the passing of one of our much loved and respected members, Sergeant Peter Stone.

Jarrod J. Carter posted,

Please remember this man’s family(Peter Stone) and those like them, and remember your own family and loved ones. He died saving his own son’s life.


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