A MARYLAND jet-ski rider was rescued from Swansea bar yesterday afternoon after being knocked from his craft by a two-metre wave.
The rescued man was Bob McCrimmon, 46, of Maryland.
Three craft including one from volunteer organisation Marine Rescue NSW went to the aid of the stricken man and two of his friends, who were riding with him at the time.
Mr McCrimmon was brought back to the Swansea channel wharf to be inspected by ambulance paramedics, while a crowd began to gather for the second-day weigh-in of the Lake Macquarie Big Fish Bonanza game-fishing competition.
Mr McCrimmon said he had been in the water for more than an hour and described the conditions on the bar as rough.
His ski was towed back to the wharf by a friend and he was given the all-clear by the ambulance service to return to the water.
Shaken but keen to continue riding, Mr McCrimmon thanked his rescuers for their efforts before riding off under Swansea Bridge.
Marine Rescue member John Hatton said it was the third job that his boat had done that day.
Mr McCrimmon had been spotted in the water by volunteers at the Swansea Heads radio base.