A teenage boy has drowned at Bar Beach in Newcastle today.
About 3:30pm (Sunday 3 February 2019), emergency services were called to Bar Beach, Newcastle after reports of a distressed swimmer in the water.
A 16-year-old boy was pulled from the water unconscious by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.
He was brought back to the beach; however, he could not be revived.
Officers from Newcastle Police District attended and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
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.