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Update: 1.51pm Monday 22 April

The fisherman who was pulled unconscious from the water today at Lennox Head has died. Police believe the fisherman was washed off the rocks at Lennox Head’s Boulder Beach earlier today (Monday 22 April 2019).

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner on the death of the man who police believe was washed off rocks whilst fishing shortly before midday (Monday 22 April 2019).

Several surfers went to the man’s aid and attempted to support him in the water, on a surfboard.

The surfers were eventually able to return the unconscious man to land.

Attempts were made to resuscitate the man, but they were unsuccessful.

Officers from Richmond Police District attended and commenced an investigation.

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner outlining the full circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

As investigations continue, police are urging anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

Original story:

A fisherman has been pulled from the water unconscious at Lennox Head today.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to Boulders Beach at Lennox Head where a rock fisherman was pulled unconscious from the surf after being washed off the rocks.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Critical Care Medical Team were winched into the area to assist.


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