'Horrendous Outcome': Man Dies After Being Swept Out To Sea At Sydney's Bondi Beach
A man has died and a woman has been rushed to hospital after the pair were swept out to sea at North Bondi in Sydney's east.
Emergency services were called to the scene at the popular Sydney beach at around 5:30pm on Saturday after reports two people had been swept off rocks.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was also dispatched to help find the missing swimmers.
A NSW police spokesperson said a woman managed to get back to the beach and had suffered a number of abrasions.
She was treated by paramedics at the scene before being transported to St Vincents Hospital in a stable condition with lacerations to her body.
Sadly, a man in his 40s, who was pulled from the water, could not be revived and died at the scene.
Police said the man had not yet been formally identified.
NSW Ambulance Duty Operations Manager, Inspector Sally Groves said paramedics did "everything possible" to try and save the man, adding that it was "an absolutely horrendous outcome for everyone involved."
“The toughest thing is knowing that if a person is in a critical condition, it’s our responsibility to do everything we can to provide the life-saving treatment they need.” Groves said.
“Nobody intends for these tragedies to happen, but sadly it is something we see time and again over summer."
Groves urged people to remain vigilant when they were near the water.
“It's important that people are always prepared for, and aware of, conditions; understand the dangers of waterways; always check for patrol locations; and swim between the red and yellow flags at the beach,” she said.
NSW police said a crime scene had been established and investigations into the incident have commenced.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.