Police search for man lost in Sydney lake

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A man has not resurfaced after entering a lake in Sydney's southwest just hours after a woman drowned in rough waters on NSW's Mid North Coast.

The man was seen going into the lake on Swansona Avenue at Mt Annan, with police called to assist just before 5pm on Monday after he failed to surface.

Officers searched the water without success and police divers have been called in.

It comes after a woman aged in her 40s died after being pulled from rough waters at a beach on NSW's Mid North Coast earlier on Monday.

Emergency services were called to Park Beach at Coffs Harbour about 12:50pm after reports an unconscious woman had been pulled from the water.

Witnesses tried to save the woman before police and paramedics arrived and treated her, however she died at the scene.

Police are investigating the circumstances around the incident and a report will be prepared for the coroner.

Dangerous surf and abnormally high tides has closed popular beaches on NSW's Coffs coast, as Tropical Cyclone Seth loomed.

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