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Surfer, 67, dies after being pulled from water at world-famous Bells Beach

  • The Altona Meadows man, 67, had been regular visitor to the beach for 30 years
  • The man was pulled from the water on Friday morning after falling off his board
  • Paramedics treated him at the scene shortly after 10am but could not revive him 

A surfer has died after being pulled unconscious from the water near a world-famous surfing beach.

Paramedics treated the 67-year-old man at Bells Beach on Victoria’s surf coast shortly after 10am on Friday but were unable to revive him.

Police said the Altona Meadows man was a regular visitor to the beach over the past three decades. 

 

A surfer has died after being pulled unconscious from the water near a world-famous surfing beach (pictured is the scene of the incident)

‘It is believed he indicated to two other surfers that he had heart attack symptoms and a short time later he fell from his board and then they helped him to shore,’ Sergeant Brian McKiterick told The Herald Sun.

‘He had previously had a heart attack … he had a history of heart problems.

‘Other surfers saw him and tried to help him from the water, but he wasn’t able to be revived.’ 

Bells Beach is located near Torquay 100km south-west of Melbourne, and is home to the Rip Curl Pro international surfing competition, held every Easter. 

Paramedics treated the 67-year-old man at Bells Beach (pictured) on Victoria's surf coast shortly after 10am on Friday but were unable to revive him

Paramedics treated the 67-year-old man at Bells Beach (pictured) on Victoria’s surf coast shortly after 10am on Friday but were unable to revive him

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