Scuba divers die after being pulled out of the water at Sydney’s Kurnell National Park

He was pulled out of the water without reacting with spectators who were praised for having done an incredible job under “devastating circumstances”.

A man has died while diving in Sydney’s south at Kurnell National Park.

He was pulled out of the water unconscious just before 12.15pm and other divers performed CPR on him until ambulance personnel arrived.

Four crews and an ambulance rescue helicopter were sent to the scene, including an emergency physician and an emergency paramedic, but the man died.

He has not yet been formally identified.

His body was recovered with the help of Sutherland Police Area Command, Marine Area Command and PolAir.

Inspector David Matthews of NSW Ambulance said spectators were doing an “incredible job” under “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 of getting the patient ashore and immediately starting CPR. They were remarkable in devastating circumstances.”

“As we enter the summer months, it is important to understand the dangers of the sea and waterways. It is 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 forensic pathologist.

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