Surfer dies on Wategos Beach in Byron Bay, despite desperate attempts by beachgoers to save his life

Horror when a surfer dies after being knocked out of the water on Byron Bay’s most popular beach

  • The 57-year-old Byron Bay man was spotted lifeless in the water
  • Three other surfers dragged unconscious man to shore at Wategos Beach
  • An off-duty paramedic and local police tried to resuscitate him with CPR
  • But ambulance paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene when CPR failed

Beachgoers tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate a surfer who was pulled unconscious from the sea on Thursday at the popular Wategos beach in Byron Bay.

The 57-year-old local man was spotted lifeless in the water around 2:10 p.m. when three other surfers tried to rescue him and dragged him to shore.

An off-duty paramedic and local police joined the fight desperately to save him, attempting to resuscitate him with CPR until an ambulance arrived.

Beachgoers tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate a surfer who was pulled unconscious from the sea on Thursday at the popular Wategos beach in Byron Bay (pictured).

But the man did not regain consciousness and died on the beach.

A spokesman for the NSW Police Department added: ‘Officers from the Tweed/Byron precinct were present and will prepare a report for the information of the coroner.’

An off-duty paramedic and local police joined the fight desperately to save the unconscious surfer and attempted to resuscitate him with CPR until an ambulance arrived.  (Shown, a stock photo of a NSW Police Officer)

An off-duty paramedic and local police joined the fight desperately to save the unconscious surfer and attempted to resuscitate him with CPR until an ambulance arrived. (Shown, a stock photo of a NSW Police Officer)

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