Man dies after being pulled from water - Merewether

Tuesday, 14 December 2021 04:39:24 PM

A man has died after he was pulled from the water near Newcastle this afternoon.

About 2.30pm (Tuesday 14 December 2021), emergency services were called to Burwood Beach, Merewether, following reports a man and woman were in trouble in the water.

The 25-year-old woman made it to shore uninjured.

The 25-year-old man was sighted by a paraglider who landed and assisted the man to a rock ledge.

CPR was commenced on the swimmer prior to the arrival of emergency services. Despite their efforts, he died at the scene.

The paraglider sustained a serious injury to his knee.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District attended and will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner.

Police were assisted by members of the public and Surf Lifesaving NSW during the incident.