SURFER DIES AT BYRON BAY

A surfer has died after being pulled from the water at Byron Bay yesterday afternoon.

Just after 2pm, emergency services were called to Wategos Beach, following reports three surfers brought the unconscious man to shore.

An off-duty paramedic, together with local police, started CPR on the man before paramedics arrived.

Despite their efforts, the 57-year-old man died at the scene.

Officers attended and will prepare a report for the Coroner.