A man has died in what looks to be a freak accident on the state’s North Coast on Saturday night.
Police were called to River Street, near the Ballina RSL Club, at around 11pm following reports of a possible drowning.
They found a man, believed to be in his 50s, deceased on the rocks beside the Richmond River.
He is yet to be formally identified.
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Initial inquiries suggest the man’s death was not suspicious and a report will be prepared for the coroner.
A second man received treatment for cuts and abrasions.