A man is on life support at Tweed Hospital after a surfing accident at Byron Bay yesterday afternoon.
The man, aged in his 30s, from Miami on the Gold Coast, was surfing at The Pass when he was dragged from the water unconscious.
Witnesses say he was hit by a surfboard but it is unknown whether it was his own or another surfer’s. The popular surf break was crowded as it was a long weekend.
The man’s wife and three young children are believed to have watched as an off-duty paramedic at the scene conducted CPR on the man on the beach until other paramedics arrived.
APN media has reported that police said the man had later died after being transported by ambulance to the Tweed Hospital, but a spokesperson for the hospital told Echonetdaily this morning that the man was being treated in the intensive care unit.
NSW Ambulance Service Brunswick Valley Zone Inspector Greg Powell told Echonetdaily the man was taken by ambulance to the Tweed Hospital around 4pm yesterday.