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Man drowns at Central Coast beach

A man drowned at Umina Beach. Picture: Mark Scott

A MAN drowned in the surf at a NSW Central Coast beach on Monday, making him the second person to die in the area in 24 hours.

Police said just before 2pm on Monday, emergency services were called to Umina Beach after a 51-year-old man got into trouble in the water.

NSW ambulance tried to revive the man after he was pulled out of the surf but he died at the scene. It is believed the man may have suffered a medical episode.

The NSW drowning death toll has now risen to 21 since Christmas Day.

This tragedy comes just after another man drowned at Gravelly Beach, near Soldier’s Beach, on the Central Coast on Sunday.

Emergency services were called after the man fell unconscious while snorkelling.

Police said initial inquiries led police to believe the 30-year-old was snorkelling with family when he became unresponsive in the water.

He could not be revived after being pulled from the water.

A brief is being prepared for the coroner over both deat…

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