A man has died after coming into trouble while rock fishing at a popular beach at Yamba.
Just after 7.45pm on Wednesday, emergency services were called to a breakwall at Turners Beach, following reports a man was struggling in the water.
Three men nearby attempted to assist the 45-year-old man before emergency services arrived and pulled him onto rocks.
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Despite desperate attempts by paramedics, he died at the scene.
Police say it’s believed the man was fishing off rocks at the time and was not wearing a life jacket.