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Man dies following beach rescue

A 36-yer-old man who was unconscious when he was retrieved from the surf at Main Beach, Yamba on Friday February 7 has died.

Rescuers and paramedics administered CPR on the man for at the beach for about 40 minutes.

He was subsequently airlifted to Lismore Base Hospital, before being transferred to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Queensland Police notified NSW Police that the man died on Wednesday February 12.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.