Statement re Dixon Park Beach incident

11 Jan 2018

About 10.30am on Thursday 11 January, lifeguards at Dixon Park Beach responded to a swimmer in distress between the flags, close to shore.

It is believed the man may have suffered a medical episode. He was swimming in calm conditions when he lost consciousness.

The lifeguards rushed to the man's aid and immediately rendered first aid with the assistance of an off-duty nurse and paramedic.

NSW Ambulance Service paramedics arrived shortly after and the man was transported to hospital.

We would like to thank our lifeguards and passers-by for their quick response to the incident.