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Man pulled from water at Merimbula’s Bar Beach

February 13, 2023 6:07 am in by

A man has died after being pulled unconscious from inland waters on the Far South Coast.

Emergency services were called to Merimbula’s Bar Beach, about 1pm on Saturday (11 February 2023), after a snorkeller was found unconscious in the water.

The man was reportedly dragged out of the water by two South Coast teenage girls who were sun-baking nearby. Other locals then reportedly tried to resuscitate the man before NSW ambulance paramedics arrived; however, the man died at the scene.

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While the man is yet to be formally identified, it’s believed he was aged in his 50s.

Officers from South Coast Police District are conducting inquiries and will prepare a report for the Coroner.

Image: James Fennessy – East Coast Radio

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