13 February 2023

Snorkeller dies at Merimbula's Bar Beach

| Katrina Condie
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A man has died at Merimbula’s Bar Beach. Photo: Visit NSW.

A man in his 50s has died after being pulled unconcious from the water near Merimbula over the weekend.

The man was snorkelling in the entrance to Merimbula Lake on the Far South Coast.

Emergency services were called to Bar Beach about 1 pm on Saturday (11 February 2023), after a snorkeller was found unconscious in the water.

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Bystanders and NSW ambulance paramedics attended and tried to revive the man, however he died at the scene.

While the man is yet to be formally identified, police believe he was aged in his 50s.

Officers from South Coast Police District are conducting inquiries and will prepare a report for the coroner.

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