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Man drowns in Hawkesbury River, northwest of Sydney

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The man, 51, was pulled unconscious from the water at about 7.30pm on Monday night. He has not yet been formally identified.

A man has died while swimming in the Hawkesbury River at Windsor, 46km northwest of Sydney.

The man, 51, was pulled unconscious from the water about 7.30pm on Monday. He has not yet been formally identified.

Emergency services were called to River Beach in Windsor as friends and onlookers tried to resuscitate him. NSW Ambulance paramedics and police arrived and continued CPR, but the man died at the scene.

"This is was a very difficult job for all emergency services to attend," NSW Ambulance Inspector Andrew Keshwan said in a statement last night.

"We were faced with an incredibly tragic scene this evening."

"Bystanders did an amazing job until paramedics arrived. They were courageous and should be commended."

Officers from the Hawkesbury Police Area Command are investigating and a report will be made for the coroner.

"We urge the public to take care around the water as we near the festive season. Take a friend, assess where you are swimming and know your limits."

https://twitter.com/NSWAmbulance/status/1333267007223914499

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/windsor-drowning-man-drowns-river-beach-windsor-hawkesbury-river-nsw-news/7c57e5b9-e04c-4df0-866a-47b6f2a3d631

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