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Man, 27, drowns near Byron Bay, another in hospital

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A 27-year-old man has died and a 28-year-old is in hospital after swimming at a beach near Byron Bay on the NSW Far North Coast.

Emergency services were called to New Brighton Beach, 25 minutes north of Byron Bay at 1pm when a man collapsed after getting out of the water.

The younger man was then found unresponsive and pulled from the water.

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He couldn't be saved, despite the efforts of Surf Lifesavers and an off-duty nurse who did CPR until ambulance crews arrived.

The older man was rushed to Tweed Hospital in a stable condition.

Police are investigating and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

It's just the latest ocean tragedy over the New Year.

Yesterday, an off-duty police officer drowned while trying to save his teenage son from a rip on a beach on the NSW Far South Coast.

He was on holiday from the NSW Blue Mountains with his family.





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