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Earlier NSW Police Report: Man dies after rescuing teen – South Coast
Monday, 02 January 2023 11:54:37 AM
A man has drowned after rescuing a teenager caught in a riptide yesterday afternoon.
About 1.30pm (Sunday 1 January 2023), emergency services were called to Bogola Beach, south of Narooma, following reports a man had been pulled unconscious from the water.
NSW Ambulance paramedics commenced CPR; however, the man died at the scene.
Police have been told the 45-year-old man went into the water and successfully rescued the 14-year-old boy, who was stuck in a riptide, before he became caught himself.
The man has since been identified as a serving NSW Police officer, who was off-duty at the time.
Local police have since commenced an investigation and will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact South Coast Police District on (02) 4226 7899 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
ABC NEWS report: An off-duty police officer has drowned after entering the water to help two boys in trouble.
The 42-year-old man entered unpatrolled waters to assist two boys, aged 12 and 15, who were caught in a rip at Handkerchief Beach, near Narooma. An off-duty police officer has drowned after entering the water to help two boys in trouble at a beach on NSW's far South Coast.
The 42-year-old man entered unpatrolled waters to assist two boys, aged 12 and 15, who were caught in a rip at Handkerchief Beach, near Narooma.
Chief Executive Officer of Surf Life Saving NSW Steven Pearce said the man's actions saved the two boys.
"Heroically, he was able to assist the two boys out of danger, out of the rip, but he himself remained in the rip and submerged in front of witnesses," Mr Pearce said
The The Canberra Times reported earlier today:
An off-duty police officer in his 40s drowned on an unpatrolled beach in Narooma on New Year's Day.
Lifeguards from Narooma Beach responded to an alert that a swimmer was caught in a rip at Handkerchief Beach at about 1.30pm on Sunday.
The man was recovered from the water in a patrol boat and paramedics performed CPR. Sadly, he was unable to be saved.