Man found in surf dies

A MAN who was pulled from the surf at Fingal yesterday afternoon died later in hospital.

A NSW Police spokesman said the man was yet to be formally identified.

Surf Life Saving Northern NSW lifeguard coordinator Scott McCartney said the man, believed to be in his 50s, was spotted by beachgoers about 4.30pm DST.

“He was seen floating out the back, past the break, about 500m south of the sand-pumping jetty,” Mr McCartney said.

“They went out and retrieved the man and commenced CPR.

“Off-duty lifeguards and volunteer surf lifesavers, as well as a policeman, arrived shortly after and assisted with CPR.”

They continued CPR until paramedics arrived. The police spokesman said the man was taken to the Tweed Hospital, where he died a short time later.

Tweed Byron Police are investigating and a report will be prepared for the coroner.



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