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Snorkeller drowns at Sydney beach

Snorkeller drowns at Sydney beach
A man has died after being pulled unconscious from the water on Sydney's Northern Beaches.
The man, aged in his 30s, had been snorkelling for about five minutes when he was reported missing.
He was pulled from the water by lifeguards who started CPR before paramedics and NSW Police arrived to help.
Despite their efforts, the man was declared dead at the scene.
His death marks the sixth drowning death in NSW since January 1 this year.
Surf Life Saving NSW Director of Lifesaving Joel Wiseman acknowledged the efforts of Northern Beaches Council Lifeguards.
"Lifeguards on our beaches in NSW are the best in the world," Mr Wiseman said.
A man has drowned at North Narrabeen beach in Sydney. (9News)
"At this time of the year and in these conditions with large swell and hot days they're tested to the extent of their capability and we're so thankful they're there on the frontline to respond to these incidents.
"In this case, as we've seen over the last month the outcome has been tragic. One life lost is one too many but we're thankful for the swift response and care taken by the Northern Beaches Council Lifeguards."
Meanwhile, a 16-year-old boy is fighting for life after being pulled unresponsive from the water at a caravan park on the Hawkesbury River.
Witnesses said he dived off a pier into the water at the Sackville Ski Gardens north-west of Sydney just before 12.30pm today, surfaced briefly and then sunk again.
Bystanders started CPR on the child before paramedics took over.
Three ambulance crews and a CareFlight helicopter airlifted him to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition.