A 20-year-old man has died and two others are currently in hospital after jumping off rocks into the lagoon at Wattamolla Beach in the Royal National Park.
Emergency services were called to the beach shortly before 7pm last night.
“Upon the arrival of officers from Sutherland Police Area Command, two men had been rescued from the water by friends and were being treated by ambulance paramedics,” a police spokesman stated.
The two men, aged 19 and 21, were taken to St George Hospital in a stable condition.
“The body of a third man was located a short time later by the police helicopter POLAIR, who were able to direct a paramedic to the area.
“The 20-year-old man’s body was recovered a short time later by paramedics.”
Inspector Christopher Hill says this is another tragic reminder to follow warnings signs, especially around areas which aren’t monitored by lifeguards or lifesavers.
“This tragic death is another reminder of how the enjoyment of swimming at these spectacular locations can quickly become deadly”.
Beyond Blue launches new initiative to get teachers equipped in identifying mental health issues in young students:
Stay up to date on all things Hit Network with the app now!