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Helensburgh man drowns

police 2A REPORT will be prepared for the Coroner following a drowning at Minnamurra today.
About 12.15pm on Tuesday a 49 year old Helensburgh man was at Mystics Beach Minnamurra with his family when he appeared to get into trouble in the water.
A family member assisted him from the water before he collapsed and stopped breathing.
Family members commenced CPR which was continued by police and Ambulance Paramedics, however the man could not be revived.
Initial investigations suggest there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident.
Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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