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TWO SURFERS DIE IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS ON EASTER SUNDAY

Two surfers have died after being retrieved unconscious from the ocean in separate incidents in Northern NSW yesterday.

Just after 4pm (Sunday 4 April 2021), emergency services were called to Killick Beach at Hat Head on the Mid North Coast, after reports a surfer had been pulled from the water unresponsive.

Other surfers and people on the beach began CPR until police and paramedics arrived; however, the 64-year-old man was unable to be revived and he died at the scene.

A post-mortem examination is expected to be conducted this week to determine cause of death.

Officers from Mid North Coast Police District will be preparing a report for the information of the Coroner.

In a separate, unrelated incident, emergency services were called to a beach at the Illaroo campground at Minnie Water, east of Grafton, shortly before 5pm (Sunday 4 April 2021), after reports a surfer had been found unconscious in the water.

Police attended along with NSW Ambulance paramedics and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

A 48-year-old male surfer was winched from the water to beach; however, he was declared deceased at the scene.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District have spoken with witnesses and will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner.