He was pulled from the water unresponsive with bystanders praised for doing an incredible job in “devastating circumstances”.
A man has died while scuba diving in Sydney’s south at Kurnell National Park.
He was pulled from the water unconscious just before 12.15pm and other divers conducted CPR on him until paramedics arrived.
Four crews and an ambulance rescue helicopter were sent to the scene, including a critical care doctor and critical care paramedic, but the man died.
He is yet to be formally identified.
His body was recovered with the help Sutherland Police Area Command, Marine Area Command and PolAir.
Inspector David Matthews from NSW Ambulance said bystanders did an “incredible job” in “devastating circumstances”.
“It was a very sad scene for everyone involved, our thoughts are with the patient’s friends and family,” he said.
“The bystanders did an incredible job to get the patient to shore, and immediately start CPR. They were remarkable in devastating circumstances.”
“As we head into the summer months, it’s important to understand the dangers of the ocean and waterways. It’s imperative to have a safety plan in case something goes wrong.”
A crime scene has been established and a report will be prepared for the coroner.