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Man dies after being pulled from water Eden

Sunday, 11 April 2021 09:54:48 AM

Two men have died after being pulled from water in separate incidents in the state’s north and south yesterday.

About 8.10am (Saturday 10 April 2021), emergency services were called to Bittangabee Bay in Ben Boyd National Park, about 43km south of Eden, following a concern for welfare report for a kayaker.

Police have been told the man fell from a kayak while trying to board a runabout and was removed from the water by witnesses a short time later.

CPR was commenced, however he died at the scene. The man is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be a 70-year-old Victorian man.

Officers from the Marine Area Command have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

In the second unrelated incident, emergency services were called to Suffolk Park Beach, south of Byron Bay, about 12.30pm, after the body of a swimmer was removed from the water by surfers.

Witnesses commenced CPR, but the 59-year-old Queensland man died at the scene.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District attended and commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

Reports will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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