A man and woman have died, having been pulled from the water unconscious at a popular beach on the Central Coast of NSW.
Emergency services were called to Frazer Beach at Frazer Park, following reports two people had been pulled from the water unresponsive at about 4.20pm on Wednesday.
Beachgoers performed CPR on the pair before NSW Ambulance paramedics arrived at the beach, about 100km north of Sydney.
However, the two, believed to be aged in their 40s, died at the scene.
They are yet to be formally identified.
Tuggerah Lakes Police District are investigating the deaths and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.
It follows a recent string of tragedies in which other lives have been lost across the country from drownings.
The double drowning on Wednesday brings the total number of tragedies around the country to at least 55 this summer, according to Surf Life Saving Australia.
A Queensland man died at Delicate Nobby beach near popular NSW surf town Crescent Head on January 24.
Another man also drowned while attempting to rescue his daughter from the surf at Lennox Head on the North Coast on January 18.
Story Credit: news.com.au