Man who died at Ballina lived on the boat by himself: Police

UPDATE, 6pm: THE MAN who died this morning at Mobbs Bay often frequented the Ballina area, police said.

Police said the 48-year-old man lived on the catamaran by himself and regularly visited family and friends in the area.

Initial reports said the man was in his early 60s.


UPDATE 2pm: POLICE are preparing a report for the coroner after a man died on his vessel of Mobbs Bay this morning.

The man, believed to be in his 60s, was found unconscious aboard a catamaran.

Surf Life Saving crews responded to initial reports that the man had fallen off his vessel and had failed to surface.

Paramedics and surf life-savers commenced CPR for about 40 minutes but were unable to revive the man.

Police investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident are continuing.

Westpac Life Saver Helicopter crews responded to reports of a man who fell of a vessel this morning at around 9.30am.
Westpac Life Saver Helicopter crews responded to reports of a man who fell of a vessel this morning at around 9.30am. Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicp


UPDATE 10.45am: POLICE have confirmed a man has died following an incident at Mobbs Bay, South Ballina.

Emergency services were on scene before 10am this morning and commenced CPR on the man, who was unable to be revived.

It is understood the man was seen to have fallen of a 35ft catamaran earlier this morning by a member of the public, who called triple zero.

Investigations are continuing into the death.

Police have dismissed media reports of a shark attack in the area.


UPDATE 10.30am: PARAMEDICS and surf life-savers are working to revive a man who was found in the water unconscious near a vessel off Mobbs Bay, South Ballina earlier this morning.

The man was ferried across to the mainland from the vessel a short time ago.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter landed on scene at about 10.10am.

A Westpac spokesman couldn't confirm where the patient will be transported to at this stage. 


MONDAY 10.13am: EMERGENCY services have rushed to Mobbs Bay, South Ballina, following reports of a person fallen off a vessel.

Ambulance media said three vehicles were tasked to the area at 9.40am. 

An Emergency jet ski from Ballina Jet Boat Rescue is also assisting paramedics on scene. 

The jet ski arrived on scene at about 10am.

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