Man dies after rescuing teen - South Coast

Monday, 02 January 2023 11:54:37 AM

A man has drowned after rescuing a teenager caught in a riptide yesterday afternoon.

About 1.30pm (Sunday 1 January 2023), emergency services were called to Bogola Beach, south of Narooma, following reports a man had been pulled unconscious from the water.

NSW Ambulance paramedics commenced CPR; however, the man died at the scene.

Police have been told the 45-year-old man went into the water and successfully rescued the 14-year-old boy, who was stuck in a riptide, before he became caught himself.

The man has since been identified as a serving NSW Police officer, who was off-duty at the time.

Local police have since commenced an investigation and will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact South Coast Police District on (02) 4226 7899 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.