Man dies near Kiama Blowhole, NSW

A man has died after a rescue operation on the NSW South Coast.

About 12.25pm (Monday 14 January 2019), emergency services were called to Blowhole Point Reserve, Kiama after reports of people in the ocean.

Police have been told four people were snorkelling in the water near the Kiama Blowhole, when a 33-year-old man got into difficulties, before becoming unconscious.

Another man who’s age is unknown, and two teenagers, a boy and a girl, aged in their mid to late teens, attempted to assist the man.

The 33-year-old man was winched from the water by the NSW Ambulance Rescue Helicopter, which landed in Kiama Harbour.

Paramedics attempted to revive him, however he died at the scene.

The other people were extracted from the water by Kiama Surf Life Saving jet-skis, they were uninjured.

A report will be prepared for 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.

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