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Stanwell Park drowning

beach flagsA report will be prepared for the Coroner following the drowning death of a man at Stanwell Park Beach today.

Emergency services were called to the northern end of Stanwell Park Beach off The Drive, just before 1.45pm, following reports of a distressed swimmer in the water.

A man was pulled from the water by lifesavers and attempts to revive the man were made until NSW Ambulance Paramedics arrived.

The 24-year-old man was taken to Wollongong Hospital; however, he died.

Wollongong police will investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.

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About Mick Roberts

A Sydney newspaper 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 is now a senior journalist with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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