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New Brighton rescue and tragedy

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NSW Police say there is one person dead and another hospitalised after being rescued from surf at New Brighton today.

A man has died and another man has been hospitalised after they were pulled from the surf at a beach today.

At about 1pm today (Monday, 2 January ,2023), emergency services were called to New Brighton Beach, north of Byron Bay, following reports that a man collapsed after returning to shore, and another man had been pulled from the water unresponsive.

Surf Lifesavers and an off-duty nurse pulled the man from the water and performed CPR until NSW Ambulance paramedics arrived; however, the 27-year-old could not be revived.

A 28-year-old man has been taken to Tweed Hospital in a stable condition.

Officers attached to Tweed/Byron Police District attended and have commenced inquiries into the incident.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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