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A Norwegian tourist has drowned and his wife is in a serious condition in hospital after they were pulled from the surf at Sydney's Bondi Beach.
The 69-year-old man and 66-year-old woman were among a group of five tourists rescued by lifeguards at the southern end of the beach on Thursday afternoon.
Despite the best efforts of lifeguards and paramedics to perform CPR, the man died on the beach.
The woman was taken to St Vincent's Hospital where she remains in a serious but stable condition.
The other three people rescued - believed to be friends travelling with the pair - did not require treatment, Surf Life Saving NSW said in a statement.
Police said a report would be prepared for the coroner but urged any witnesses to come forward.
The incident followed the death of a 54-year-old man who drowned near Coffs Harbour on the state's mid north coast on Wednesday night.
Surf Life Saving NSW have urged beach-goers to swim between the flags, obey safety information signs and look out for one another in the water.