Whale may have capsized fishing boat

Two fishermen are feared dead after their boat was capsized off the NSW mid-north coast by what is believed to have been a whale.

The pair were among four people aboard a five metre runabout near North West Solitary Island, off Woolgoolga, when it was capsized just before 9.30pm (AEST) yesterday.

A 33-year-old man wearing a lifejacket swam to shore and raised the alarm, and a 23-year-old man was subsequently located by searchers floating on an empty petrol can.