UPDATE 2.45pm: WHEN the wife of a 57-year-old South Golden Beach surfer heard sirens this morning, she raced to the nearby beach to check her husband was okay.

What she was confronted with was every woman's worst nightmare.

Tweed Byron police Inspector Mick Dempsey said the woman found a man and a woman performing CPR on her husband's lifeless body.

Insp Dempsey said the man's body was found by another man at 8.45am.

A NSW Ambulance spokesman said paramedics were called to Gloria St at South Golden Beach at 8.45am following reports a man had been found washed up on the beach.

Insp Demspey said the man initially spotted the man's surfboard, which he was still attached to by his legrope.

"There was a man and a woman trying to resuscitate him for some time until police arrived," he said.

When paramedics arrived they took over CPR from the man and woman, who had been attempting to revive the surfer for about 30 minutes.

Insp Dempsey said there were no signs of injury on the man's body and his death was not suspicious.

A report on the man's death will be prepared for the coroner.

Two weeks ago a 27-year-old Brisbane man died in rough surf at nearby Brunswick Heads beach.

The scene at South Golden Beach, where the body of a surfer, aged in his 50s, has been found.
The scene at South Golden Beach, where the body of a surfer, aged in his 50s, has been found.

UPDATE 10.45am: POLICE have confirmed the body of a man found on South Golden Beach this morning was a surfer with his legrope attached.

The man who is believed to be about 50 was found by a passer by at 9.15am.

Police and emergency services were called and remain at the scene.


UPDATE 9.45am: A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman has confirmed that the body of a man has been found on South Golden Beach.

Emergency Services are on the scene.


INITIAL REPORT: POLICE and paramedics are on their way to South Golden Beach following reports of a body washed up on the beach.


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