MAN PULLED FROM WATER AT NEWCASTLE BEACH TAKEN TO HOSPITAL

Newcastle lifeguard Dale Laverty has died after suffering what’s believed to be a medical episode in the water at Nobbys Beach this morning, during a professional exercise.

He was taken to the John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition after he was found unconscious in the water.

Emergency services were called to Nobbys Beach just before 8am, after reports a man went missing in the water.

Paramedics arrived to treat the man, before he was taken to hospital.