Kiama Blowhole tragedy: Snorkeler, 33, dies after being unconsciously pulled out of the water

Snorkeller, 33, dies after being pulled out of the water into Australia's famous Kiama blowhole

  • The 33-year-old was pulled out of the water unconscious at noon on Monday afternoon
  • Another was rushed to the hospital and two other people were treated on the spot
  • The group was diving and had swam from a beach to get to the blowhole
  • The man was separated from the group and stuck between the rocks

Max Margan for daily post Australia

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Australian Associated Press

A snorkelman has drowned at the popular Kiama Blowhole attraction on the south coast of New South Wales, while others are being treated by paramedics.

The 33-year-old was unconsciously pulled out of the water on Monday afternoon, said a spokesman for the NSW ambulance.

The man was separated from the group and stuck between the rocks. He went into a cardiac arrest and was declared dead on the spot.

A snorkeller is drowned at the popular attraction Kiama Blowhole (photo) on the south coast of New South Wales, while others are being treated by paramedics (stock)

A snorkeller is drowned at the popular attraction Kiama Blowhole (photo) on the south coast of New South Wales, while others are being treated by paramedics (stock)

Another man was taken to the Shellharbour Hospital and two other people were treated on the spot.

The group had been snorkeling and had swam to a nearby beach to get to the blowhole.

The three survivors are expected to be in stable conditions.

Less than two hours later on the north coast of the state, another man drowned while swimming in Boomerang Beach near Forster.

The man in his sixties was pulled out of the water unconscious and could not be revived, said a spokeswoman for the ambulance.

The man was separated from the group and stuck between the rocks. He went into a cardiac arrest and was declared dead on the spot

The man was separated from the group and stuck between the rocks. He went into a cardiac arrest and was declared dead on the spot

The man was separated from the group and stuck between the rocks. He went into a cardiac arrest and was declared dead on the spot

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