A critical incident has been declared after a man died on the state’s North Coast this morning.
Officers from the Coffs/Clarence Police District and NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to a home on Bucca Road, Bucca, about 20km north west of Coffs Harbour, shortly before 2.30am (Sunday 20 June 2021), responding to reports a man was acting erratically.
Police were outside the home when the 31-year-old man came to the door in an agitated state and fell onto concrete.
Police assisted paramedics treating the man before he was loaded into the back of the ambulance, before he became unconscious.
Both police and paramedics performed CPR and he was taken to the Coffs Harbour Health Campus but was unable to be revived.
Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident is now underway.
A critical incident team from Richmond Police District will now investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident under Strike Form Kapiti.
The investigation will also be subject to independent review.
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.