Man dies while swimming at beach near Byron Bay

A man has died after being pulled from water at a beach in the state’s north east yesterday.

About 5pm (Sunday 2 February 2020), emergency services were called to Kings Beach at Broken Head, about 10km south of Byron Bay, following reports a man was unconscious.

Police have been told he was swimming with two other men when they were swept into deep water. The other two men were able to swim back to shore, where they pulled the third man out.

Witnesses commenced CPR until police arrived. Paramedics were winched down to the remote beach by Westpac Rescue Helicopter and continued treatment.

The man, believed to be aged 40, died at the scene.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District have commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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