Scuba diving tragedy: Man in his 30s dies at Byron Bay
UPDATE, 6.30am: MEMBERS of the public tried desperately to save the life a man who was pulled from the water unconscious while scuba diving at Byron Bay yesterday.
The man, believed to be in his 30s, was pulled from the water at The Pass.
Despite CPR attempts, the man died at the scene.
Emergency services were called about 11.45am.
The man has not yet been formally identified and a report is being prepared for the coroner.
Original story: A MAN has died while scuba diving off Byron Bay this morning.
A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman confirmed a 40-year-old man died at The Pass.
"He went into cardiac arrest while scuba diving," she said.
"Paramedics performed CPR for 25 minutes but were unable to revive the man.
"The were called at 11.38am and were on scene for 40 minutes."