Swimmer dies after being caught in rip at Brunswick Heads

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner following the death of a swimmer at Brunswick Heads yesterday.

Police have been told the 36-year-old Mexican National was swimming at the unpatrolled beach about 11.50am (Thursday 31 January 2019), when he got caught in a rip.

Surfers saw the man in difficulty and dragged him onto a board.

He was taken to shore where CPR began.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District arrived a short time later and took over CPR until paramedics arrived; however, the man was unable to be revived.

A post mortem examination will be conducted in coming days to determine the cause of death.

It’s believed the man had been working in the district and police are liaising with the Mexican Embassy.

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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