Two surfers are killed in separate incidents in North NSW at Hats Head and Minnie Water on Easter Sunday

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Surfers aged 48 and 64 die in separate tragic Easter incidents one hour apart after being found unconscious in the water

  • Two male surfers were killed in separate Easter Sunday incidents in NSW
  • The 64-year-old surfer died on the spot just after 4 p.m. at Killick Beach in Hat Head
  • A 48-year-old male surfer is found unconscious in the water at the Illaroo campground

Two men surfing Easter Sunday died after being pulled unconscious from the ocean in separate incidents in northern NSW.

The first drowning occurred on Killick Beach near Hat Head, just after 4pm, where a man was taken from the surf in an unresponsive state.

Other surfers and beachgoers began CPR until police and paramedics arrived, but the 64-year-old could not be revived and he died on the spot.

A 64-year-old man could not be revived and died on Killick Beach (pictured) near Hat Head, just after 4pm on Easter Sunday

A 64-year-old man could not be revived and died on Killick Beach (pictured) near Hat Head, just after 4pm on Easter Sunday

A 48-year-old male surfer was lifted from the water to the beach but was pronounced dead at the Illaroo campground in Minnie Water (photo)

A 48-year-old male surfer was lifted from the water to the beach but was pronounced dead at the Illaroo campground in Minnie Water (photo)

A 48-year-old male surfer was lifted from the water to the beach but was pronounced dead at the Illaroo campground in Minnie Water (photo)

In an unrelated incident, a surfer was found unconscious in the water shortly before 5:00 p.m. at the Illaroo campground in Minnie Water, east of Grafton.

Police were present, along with paramedics from the NSW Ambulance and Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

A 48-year-old male surfer was hoisted from the water to the beach but was pronounced dead on the spot.

Coffs and Clarence Police Station officers have spoken to witnesses and will prepare a report for the information of the coroner.

Police attended Minnie Water along with paramedics from the NSW Ambulance and Westpac Rescue Helicopter (photo)

Police attended Minnie Water along with paramedics from the NSW Ambulance and Westpac Rescue Helicopter (photo)

Police attended Minnie Water along with paramedics from the NSW Ambulance and Westpac Rescue Helicopter (photo)

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