SYDNEY, Jan 27 AAP - Eight people, including a baby, have been rescued after a catamaran ran aground on the NSW south coast.
Local lifesavers, Marine Rescue NSW and the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter were called in after the vessel struck rocks at Caseys Beach, Batehaven, about 4pm (AEDT) on Monday afternoon.
A rescue crewman was winched onto the boat from the rescue helicopter and all passengers were brought to shore on an inflatable rescue boat.
Rescuers say no one was hurt.
"Everybody seems to be okay," Marine Rescue Batemans Bay watchkeeper Peter O'Connor told AAP moments after the transfer.
The catamaran has since been salvaged.
It's believed a navigational error may have been to blame.
Andrew Edmunds from Surf Life Saving Far South Coast told AAP it was a "textbook" rescue.