A man has died after being pulled from the water at a beach on the state’s South Coast.
About 3.30pm yesterday (Thursday 11 March 2021), emergency services were called to Tabourie Beach, south of Ulladulla, following reports a body had been seen in the water.
Officers from South Cost Police District attended and commenced inquiries.
A coordinated land and sea search was conducted with the assistance from Marine Rescue and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
A short time later, an unconscious man was retrieved approximately 500m north of Stokes Island and air lifted to Milton Hospital.
Despite the efforts of emergency services, he died a short time later.
The man is yet to be formally identified, however is believed to be a 26-year-old Victorian man.
Initial inquiries suggest he was fishing in an orange inflatable dinghy prior to entering the water. The empty dinghy was retrieved at Tabourie Beach.
As investigations continue, police are appealing to anyone who might have seen a man who entered the water in an orange dinghy at Tabourie Beach yesterday, to come forward.
A report will be prepared for the information of 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.