A man has died while swimming at a beach in the state’s Far North Coast.

Emergency services were called following reports a man had been retrieved from the water unconscious at Main Beach, Yamba, at about 3:30pm on Friday 7 February 2020.

Members of the public commenced CPR on the man before lifeguards arrived to assist with the resuscitation.

Officers attached to Coffs/Clarence Police District attended a short time later and commenced inquiries.

The man was airlifted to Lismore Hospital before being transferred to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition.

About 1.30am on Thursday 13 February 2020, Queensland Police notified NSW Police that the man passed away on Wednesday 12 February 2020.

The man has been identified as a 36-year-old dual citizen of France and Australia.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.