Man pulled from water, resuscitated at Broken Head
UPDATE 12.52pm: A SURFER in his 50's is being airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack in the water at Broken Head near Byron Bay.
Surf life Saving NSW spokesman Liam Howitt said about noon a male surfer got into difficulty when he was surfing about 300 metres north of the creek between Broken Head and Tallow Beach.
"He was pulled from the water by other surfers, who performed CPR on him until an ambulance was able to get there," he said.
"He was unconscious when he was pulled from the water."
The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked to the scene to airlift the man to hospital.
"Paramedics are stabilising the man before transporting him to hospital," Mr Howitt said.
The man, who is in a serious condition, was airlifted to the Gold Coast.
This is the third incident in two days on Byron beaches, prompting Mr Howitt to warn swimmers and surfers of potential dangers.
INITIAL REPORT: A MAN has been brought back from the dead after being dragged from the water at Broken Head this morning.
It is understood the man was rescued by boardriders, not breathing and with no pulse.
The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter has been called in to assist and the man has since been resuscitated.
He will be transported to Gold Coast hospital for further treatment.