Local man dies on Byron Bay's Main Beach after morning swim
UPDATE, 11.20am: A MAN who died on Main Beach Byron Bay this morning after a heart attack was a local person, believed to be 50 years old.
According to Northern NSW Lifeguard coordinator Scott McCartney, the man worked in Byron Bay and was known for swimming from The Pass to Main Beach regularly.
Mr McCartney said another person who had just completed the same swim saw the man collapse and was the first to alert lifeguards.
UPDATE 10.20am: A MAN has died on Byron Bay's Main Beach after going into cardiac arrest following a routine morning swim from The Pass.
The man, whose name and age has yet to be confirmed, was pulled from the water on Main Beach about 9am.
"(He) basically got to shore and in it was in about a couple of inches of water that hit looks like he had a massive heart attack," Northern NSW Lifeguard coordinator Scott McCartney said.
"The lifeguards were setting up right on 9am and a member of the public saw the man collapse and went over and alerted the lifeguard."
"We called through on our radio to our state emergence centre and they contacted the ambulance and police and they were on scene as soon as possible."
"The lifeguards performed CPR and then paramedics took over with the lifeguards still assisting."
Unfortunately the man was unable to be revived and was pronounced dead shortly after 10am.
Mr McCartney said he was believed to be a local.
TUESDAY 9.40am: EMERGENCY services have responded to reports of a person in cardiac arrest in Byron Bay.
A spokesperson for NSW Ambulance said they received a call just after 9am to the intersection of Fletcher St and Bay St.
He said the patient had been taken out of the water and paramedics were conducting CPR.
The Westpac Life Saver Rescue helicopter has been tasked to the scene.
Multiple ambulance crews have responded.