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May 30, 2024

Byron cliff death not suspicious

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At 6.45am on Friday the Westpac Life Saver Helicopter located the body but was unable to retrieve him.

NSW Police Rescue crew then approached the area on foot, locating the body and preparing it for lifting to the helicopter.

Scores of beachgoers watched as the helicopter returned at about 1pm and retrieved the body.


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