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.