Horrified onlookers watch on as SNORKELER dies after being pulled unconscious from the water at one of Sydney’s most famous surfing beaches
- Man drowns in snorkelling tragedy at North Narrabeen on Monday afternoon
- Snorkeller pulled unconscious from water by lifeguards, who performed CPR
- Man aged in his 30s died at the scene, despite desperate efforts to revive him
A man has died after being pulled unconscious from the water at one of Sydney’s most popular beaches.
Emergency services were called to North Narrabeen on Sydney’s northern beaches at around 3.15pm on Monday afternoon after reports a snorkeller ended up in difficulty in the water.
Lifesavers dragged the unconscious man from the water and commenced CPR in front of horrified beach goers, including young families.
Four paramedic crews continued CPR when they arrived but the man died at the scene, despite desperate attempts to revive him.
A snorkeller was drowned on Sydney’s northern beaches on Monday Pictured are shocked lifeguards and onlookers with emergency services at the scene of North Narrabeen
It’s believed the man had been snorkelling near the entrance of Narrabeen Lagoon and had been unconscious for some time before he was pulled from the water, the Manly Daily reported.
Many swimmers were at the beach at the time of the tragedy as temperatures soared into the high 30s along Sydney’s coast.
The man hasn’t been formally identified but is believed to be aged in his 30s.
Police remain at the beach where they have established a crime scene.
Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.
Anyone with more information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The latest tragedy comes after two men drowned in separate incidents south-west of Melbourne on the weekend.
Around 55 people have drowned in Victoria waters so far this summer, compared to just 43 at this time last year.
Three fisherman also died after they swept from a rocky platform by a large wave into rough surf at Port Kembla south of Sydney last Friday night.
The tragedy unfolded at North Narrabeen near the entrance of Narrabeen Lagoon. Pictured is an aerial view of the harrowing scenes on Monday afternoon