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Man dies, daughter rescued from rip - Mid North Coast

Tuesday, 03 January 2023 05:01:33 PM

A man has died after his teenage daughter became caught in a rip off a Mid North Coast beach this afternoon.

About 3pm (Tuesday 3 January 2022), emergency services were called to Back Beach, at Black Head, about 25km north of Forster, following reports that a man had been pulled from the water unresponsive.

Police have been told the 42-year-old man went into the water after his daughter became caught in a rip and was also caught.

A nearby surfer was able to take the girl to shore then returned, taking the man – now unresponsive – to the beach.

Members of the public performed CPR until NSW Ambulance paramedics arrived; however, the man could not be revived.

Officers attached to Manning/Great Lakes Police District attended and have commenced inquiries into the incident.

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

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.