A 20-YEAR-OLD bodyboarder has tragically lost his life at Fingal Head today (Sunday, October 22) after struggling in the water at around 11.30am.
The man went missing but was eventually found unconscious by Surf Life Savers.
“Police have been told a man was bodyboarding, when he lost his board and attempted to climb onto the rocks,” police said to the media.
“A search for a 20-year-old man has commenced with assistance from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command and Surf Life Savers.
“Just after 1.30pm, the man was pulled from the water with NSW Ambulance paramedics commencing CPR, however the man could not be revived.
“A report will be prepared for the Coroner.”
Tweed Police later confirmed the man died as a result of drowning at around 1.30pm after informing the family.
Police said a report will be prepared for the Coroner following the death of the man.
Locals and visitors have gathered at the beach, many who remain in shock from the man’s tragic death.
It’s the third death by drowning at Fingal Head in two years.