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Man drowned near Coffs Harbour

Police say a man drowned at a beach south of Coffs Harbour on Sunday.

Emergency services responded to reports of two swimmers who looked as though they were struggling at Urunga Beach, south of Coffs Harbour, just after 11.30am yesterday.

A 14-year-old reportedly made it back to shore and a short time later, lifesavers pulled a man was from the water onto an inflatable boat and began CPR.

Despite their efforts, the 53-year-old man died at the scene.

Paramedics treated the teen, who was taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus as a precaution.

Police say a report will be prepared for the Coroner.


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