Surfer dies after pulled from ocean - Byron Bay

Thursday, 26 August 2021 08:58:21 PM

A surfer has died after being pulled from the water at Byron Bay this afternoon.

About 2.10pm (Thursday 26 August 2021), emergency services were called to Wategos Beach, Byron Bay, following reports an unconscious man had been pulled from the ocean by three surfers.

An off-duty paramedic, together with local police, commenced CPR on the man before NSW Ambulance paramedics arrived.

Despite their efforts, he died at the scene.

He has since been formally identified as a 57-year-old Byron Bay man.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District attended and will prepare a report 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.