SURFERS DIE IN TWO SEPARATE INCIDENTS

Two surfers have died in separate incidents on the Mid North Coast.

Emergency services were called to Killick Beach at Hat Head just after 4pm yesterday, following reports a surfer was pulled from the water unresponsive.

Other people on the beach began CPR until emergency services arrived, but the 64-year-old man couldn’t be revived.

He died at the scene.

It’s not yet known what caused the man’s death.

In an unrelated incident, emergency services were called to a beach at the Illaroo campground at Minnie Water, east of Grafton, just before 5pm.

Police, paramedics and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter were called to the area after a surfer was found unconscious in the water.

A 48-year-old man was winched from the water to beach, but couldn’t be saved.

Police have spoken with witnesses and will prepare a report for the Coroner.

Anyone with information about either incident is urged to contact police.