Woman dies after being pulled from water – South Coast

A woman has died after being pulled from water at a beach on the state’s south coast.

Just before 4.30pm yesterday (Sunday 17 January 2021), emergency services were called to Congo Beach, south of Moruya, after reports a woman and boy were stuck in a rip.

Police have been told a nearby surfer assisted the woman and boy back to shore, where they were pulled from the water by witnesses.

Witnesses commenced CPR, but the woman died a short time later.

She has since been formally identified as a 50-year-old woman from Sydney.

The 10-year-old boy was assessed by paramedics and was uninjured.

Officers from South Coast Police District attended and commenced an investigation into 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. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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