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One dead, another hospitalised after being rescued from surf north of Byron Bay

Monday, 02 January 2023 04:25:22 PM

A man has died and another man has been hospitalised after they were pulled from the surf at a beach on the state’s Far North Coast.

About 1pm today (Monday 2 January 2023), emergency services were called to New Brighton Beach, north of Byron Bay, following reports that a man collapsed after returning to shore, and another man had been pulled from the water unresponsive.

Surf Lifesavers and an off-duty nurse pulled the man from the water and performed CPR until NSW Ambulance paramedics arrived; however, the 27-year-old could not be revived.

A 28-year-old man has been taken to Tweed Hospital in a stable condition.

Officers attached to Tweed/Byron Police District attended and have commenced inquiries into the incident.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact 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.