Surfer Dies At Margaret River Main Break
A surfer has died at Margaret River despite the best efforts of fellow surfers.
A WA police spokesperson said the 55-year-old man was pulled from the water at Main Break just before midday on Wednesday.
He said a group of surfers carried out CPR in a bid to save the man, until St John Ambulance volunteers arrived and took over.
The man was believed to have suffered a medical episode, and his next of kin were at the beach when he died.
South West District Superintendent Geoff Stewart praised the surfers who tried to revive the man, describing their actions as "heroic".
"Unfortunately we see a number of deaths each year on our beaches, and on the water," he said. "It has a significant impact on all people, and definitely on first responders."
"It's a terrible thing, and it's tragic — not least for family and friends."
Police said the death was not being treated as suspicious and a report would be prepared for the coroner.
// GEORGIA LONEY
© Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Rest in peace brother.
Very sad, too young, condolences to his family.
Vale Boyd , all round great bloke , longtime local charger , another loss for the Margs surfing community
RIP - thoughts with his family. Great effort from those who tried their best to save him.
Way too young.
Condolences to family and friends.
RIP - so sad for the family and the legends who did their best to help
RIP Big Boydy, condolences to his family. Tragedy.
Events like this have a material impact on the first responders.
Let's get around them and make sure they have a forum for support.
Way too young. Tragic loss. Condolences to all.
Boydie Rip good bloke
RIP Boydie, sincerest condolences to his family.
Had the pleasure to meet him on a ments boat trip, lived life how we all want too! R.I.P Boyd.
RIP Boyd, an absolute Legend. Thinking of you.