A MAN who was pulled unconscious from the surf on the Mid North Coast has tragically died.
Emergency crews rushed to a boat ramp at Hat Head, 30km east of Kempsey, just after 4.00pm on Sunday after receiving reports a 24-year-old man had collapsed while swimming.
Police said the man’s girlfriend dragged him unconscious from the water and members of the public began CPR until NSW Ambulance paramedics arrived.
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Despite their desperate attempts, the man, who is believed to be from Kempsey, died at the scene.
A report is being prepared for the information of the Coroner.