A woman has died after trying to help a young boy who was swept off rocks into water at Fingal Head on Saturday afternoon.
Just before 5pm on October 10, a 9-year-old boy was swept from rocks into the sea near the Fingal Head Lighthouse.
A 26-year-old woman entered the water to help him but, after assisting the boy for several minutes, she also got into difficulty .
Two men who were on the beach swam to the woman and boy, who they assisted.
Soon after, an officer from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command arrived at the scene and swam about 100 metres to assist the boy back to the beach.
Witnesses remained with the woman, who had lost consciousness, until the arrival of a Surf Life Saving boat that returned her to the beach, where police and ambulance paramedics commenced CPR.
The woman was taken to The Tweed Hospital, where she later died.
The young boy, who was not injured, was taken to the hospital for examination.
Investigations are continuing and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.