Teen, 17, drowns in front of family at beach in school holiday tragedy

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A teenager has drowned at an unpatrolled NSW beach after swimming with his family during the school holidays.

NSW Police said the 17-year-old boy got into trouble at Diamond Beach on the Mid North Coast, on Wednesday about 1pm.

It is understood the teen was swimming with family members when the tragedy occurred.

Police said officers from Manning-Great Lakes Police District pulled the teen from the water and began CPR while waiting for NSW Ambulance to arrive.

The boy died at an unpatrolled beach at Diamond Head in NSW. Source: Getty
The boy died at Diamond Beach on Wednesday. Source: Getty

Paramedics took over upon arrival but sadly the teen died at the scene.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

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