NSW man dies after being dragged unconscious from surf by girlfriend

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.


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.