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MAN PULLED UNCONSCIOUS FROM SURF AT DIXON PARK BEACH

A 67-year-old Newcastle man is in hospital tonight, after being pulled unconscious from the surf at Dixon Park Beach.

It’s believed he may have suffered a medical episode before being found face-down in waist-deep water.

Lifeguards, and then paramedics, performed CPR for 40 minutes on the sand.

He was taken to John Hunter Hospital, where he’s undergoing surgery.

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