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Tragedy on the South Wall

Police and State Emergency Service recovered the body of a recreational angler who drowned at South Wall yesterday, after falli
Police and State Emergency Service recovered the body of a recreational angler who drowned at South Wall yesterday, after falli



A FISHING day ended tragically yesterday, when a 30-year-old Coffs Harbour man drowned after falling off the rocks at the South Wall.

"Shortly after midday, a male person had fallen from the rocks at the South Wall. He was fishing with a friend," Detective Chief Inspector Jason Breton said at the scene.

Senior Constable John Wicken from Water Police said that once in the water, the man got into difficulty due to the sea conditions and his proximity to the rocks.

"He was observed for some time in an inaccessible area, and as the tide fell, he left the shore and was picked up by police about 75 metres from the shore at 2.10pm," Const. Wicken said.

Unfortunately, the man was dead.

At time of print no further information about the incident was released. Inquiries into the matter are continu-ing.



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