Man Drowns Jumping From Rocks

A 20-year-old man has drowned at a beach south of Sydney, prompting a warning for swimmers to take care in unpatrolled areas.

Emergency workers were called to Wattamolla Beach in the Royal National Park just before 7pm on Thursday after reports that three men jumping from rocks into a lagoon were in trouble.

Two men, 19 and 21, were rescued by friends and taken to hospital in a stable condition, but the body of the third was recovered by paramedics after being spotted by a police helicopter.

NSW Police Inspector Christopher Hill said visitors need to obey warning signs when swimming at Wattamolla.

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