Man and his dog 'Chewie' rescued after boat crashes at Far South Coast

The man and Chewie after being rescued on Thursday. Image: NSW Police

The man and Chewie after being rescued on Thursday. Image: NSW Police

A man and his dog "Chewie" have had a lucky escape after their boat ran into trouble on the Far South Coast.

A NSW Police spokesperson said about 10am on Thursday, October 8, officers from the Eden Water Police were called to Twofold Bay at Eden over reports a yacht had encountered trouble at rocks.

The spokesperson said the yacht's skipper, a 54-year-old man, and his dog were rescued and taken onboard a police vessel while the yacht was towed from the rocks.

"The man was brought back to shore, where he and his trusty sidekick were given towels to dry themselves," the police spokesperson said.

"The yacht suffered structural damage."

After being rescued the skipper expressed his gratitude to the police who rescued him and his beloved pet.

The man and Chewy after being rescued on Thursday. Image: NSW Police

The man and Chewy after being rescued on Thursday. Image: NSW Police

"Thank you Eden Water Police, you pulled my boat off the rocks," he said.

"I had given up on it and I thought it was a goner.

"You've saved our home, for me and Chewie and I'm eternally grateful."

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