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.