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Man dies at Coogee Beach

Friday, 17 March 2017 10:24:48 PM

A man has died after being pulled from the water off Coogee Beach.

About 7.45pm (Friday 17 March 2017), police were waved down by a woman at the northern end of Coogee Beach, who stated that her 77-year-old brother had not been seen since he entered the water at 7pm.

Police commenced a search with assistance from the Ambulance Rescue helicopter.

About 9pm, the helicopter sighted the male floating off the north headland.

He was winched on board and taken to land however he could not be revived.

Officers from Eastern Beaches Local Area Command will prepare a report for the Coroner.

The man is understood to be an Australian resident.

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