Man dies at popular Yamba beach

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.

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