Man drowns at NSW North Coast swimming spot

UPDATE @ 8 February, 10.00am: The body of a man who drowned after being swept off rocks at a notorious swimming spot on the NSW North Coast has been retrieved.

The man and a friend were at Fingal Head when they were washed into the water just after 3.00pm on Wednesday.

One of the men managed to get themselves to safety but a 25-year-old man was swept out to sea.


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Surf Life Saving Queensland confirmed on Thursday morning that the body of the man had been located.

“This morning our helicopter was tasked to search for the body of a swimmer who lost their life at Fingal, NSW yesterday afternoon,” the tweet reads.

“The body has since been located and returned to the family. Our sincere condolences go to the victim’s family and friends.”

EARLIER @ 7 February, 6pm: A man has died after being swept off rocks at a notorious swimming spot on the New South Wales North Coast.

The man and a friend were at Fingal Head when they were washed into the water.

One of them managed to get themselves to safety but a 25-year-old man was swept out to sea.

A frantic search was launched by lifesavers, Police and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter but the man drowned.

Police have had to suspend attempts to retrieve his body because of dangerous surf conditions.

They are expected to make another attempt in the morning.

Earlier @ 4.45pm: A search is underway for a man who is missing in waters off the New South Wales North Coast.

The 25-year-old was swept out to sea at the notorious Fingal Head just after 3pm.

Police from Tweed Heads, Surf Lifesavers and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter are currently assisting in the search.

Authorities say the man was last seen about 50m from shore.


The latest incident comes after a woman went missing at Byron Bay this morning.

A search for the woman who was last seen at Belongil Beach has since been suspended.

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