Two surfers die in separate incidents in northern NSW

Two surfers have died after being pulled from the ocean unconscious in separate incidents in northern New South Wales on Sunday.

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A 64-year-old man died at Killick beach, Hat Head and a 48-year-old man at Minnie Water, east of Grafton, police said.

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Other surfers and people on the beach attempted CPR on the man at Hat Head before police and paramedics arrived just after 4pm, but the man was unable to be revived and he died at the scene.

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Minnie Water, NSW, where a surfer was pulled unconscious from the water on Sunday and died. Another man died in a separate incident at Hat Head.

An hour later, emergency services were called to a beach at the Illaroo campground at Minnie Water after reports that a surfer had been found unconscious in the water.

Police attended along with NSW Ambulance paramedics and the Westpac rescue helicopter.

The man was winched from the water to the beach but declared dead at the scene.

Police will prepare reports for the coroner.

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