Man dies after being pulled from Kiama Blowhole
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A 33-year-old man has died after he was pulled unconscious from Kiama Blowhole on the state’s south coast.
NSW Ambulance paramedics responded to reports of two people “stuck in the blowhole” at Kiama just after 12.30pm.
When Paramedics arrived to the scene, local lifeguards were performing CPR on the man who was unconscious in the water.
He was then winced to shore by an emergency helicopter.
NSW Ambulance Acting Inspector Rob Kembrey says despite the efforts of paramedics, the man was unable to be resuscitated.
Police have been told four people were snorkelling in the water near the Kiama Blowhole when the 33-year-old got into difficulties before becoming unconscious.
Another man whose age is unknown, and two teenagers, a boy and a girl, aged in their mid to late teens, attempted to assist the man.
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Paramedics are currently working to save the life of a young man, after he and two other people were pulled from the water at #Kiama Blowhole this afternoon.
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