A woman has died after being pulled from the water at a beach on the state’s south coast yesterday.
Just before 4.30 pm on Sunday (17 January), emergency services were called to Congo Beach, south of Moruya after reports a woman and boy were stuck in a rip.
Police have been told a nearby surfer assisted the woman and boy back to shore.
Witnesses commenced CPR, but the woman died a short time later.
She has since been formally identified as a 50-year-old woman from Sydney.
The 10-year-old boy was assessed by paramedics and was uninjured.
Officers from South Coast Police District attended and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information is treated in strict confidence.
The public is also reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.
Lifeguarding Australia CEO Stan Wall has urged people to swim at patrolled beaches this summer.
“If Surf Life Savers can’t see you, we can’t save you,” he said.
Surf Life Savers will be patrolling Narooma Surf Beach, Dalmeny Beach, Tuross Head Main Beach, Moruya South Head Beach, Moruya North Beach, Broulee South Beach, Malua Bay Beach and Surf Beach seven days a week until 26 January.