Man drowns off Sydney's northern beaches

A man has drowned off Dee Why Beach, on Sydney's Northern Beaches. (file)
A man has drowned off Dee Why Beach, on Sydney's Northern Beaches. (file)

A rock fisherman has drowned off Dee Why Beach, on Sydney's Northern Beaches, after he was found struggling in the water.

NSW Ambulance Paramedics responded to reports a person was struggling just before 3pm on Sunday.

Local surfers were assisting the 59-year-old man as paramedics arrived.

Lifeguards and paramedics initiated CPR until the Critical Care paramedic and doctor arrived on scene.

The man was unable to be revived.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

Australian Associated Press