Man dies in second beach drowning this week

A SECOND man has tragically drowned while swimming at a beach in Sydney’s south.

Police said a passerby noticed the man floating in the water at Wanda Beach in Cronulla just after 9am.

The Good Samaritan retrieved the man’s body from the ocean and tried resuscitating him by performing CPR on the sand but sadly, he could not be revived.


The man, believed to be aged in his 40s, was pronounced dead by paramedics a short time later.

Police are investigating the incident and will prepare a report for the Coroner.

The man is the second person to drown at a beach in New South Wales this week.

A 24-year-old man died on Monday after drowning at Stanwell Park Beach, just 30km south of today’s incident.

Surf lifesavers tried desperately to revive the man on the beach but sadly their efforts were in vain.

He was rushed by ambulance to Wollongong Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.


Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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