Man dies on beach despite frantic rescue effort

A MAN who was found floating face-down in the surf at a beach on NSW South Coast has tragically died, despite desperate attempts to keep him alive.

Emergency services were called to the southern end ofKendalls Beach at Kiama after the man was found floating in the water at around 2.30pm on Friday.

A NSW Ambulance helicopter was dispatched to the scene to winch the man’s body out of the water.


Sadly, though, despite the desperate attempts of members of the public and emergency services to keep the man alive, he could not be saved and died at the scene.

Officers from both the Marine Area Command and Lake Illawarra Police District responded to the incident, along with NSW Ambulance Paramedics and Surf Life Saving NSW.

Police investigating the incident say there is no suspicious circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

They will now prepare a report for the information of the Coroner.

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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