Man dies and another is taken to hospital after a boat capsizes in northern New South Wales
- Man has died and another taken to hospital after boat capsized in northern NSW
- Emergency crews rushed to The Sandon on the Sandon River about 7am Friday
- Followed reports a boat had flipped over and two men were thrown in the water
- One man swam to shore but other was pulled from water and died at the scene
A man has died and another has been rushed to hospital after a boat capsized on a remote river on Friday morning.
Emergency crews were rushed to The Sandon on the Sandon River, 60km south of Yamba in northern New South Wales, about 7am following reports a boat had flipped over and two men were thrown into the water.
A 48-year-old man was pulled from the water after washing ashore but died at the scene despite members of the public trying desperately to revive him through CPR.
A man has died after his boat capsized on the remote Sandon River in northern New South Wales
Another man, aged 48, was taken to Maclean District Hospital with minor injuries
He has yet to be formally identified, NSW Police said.
The second man swam to shore and sought refuge on nearby rocks.
He was treated at the scene and taken to Maclean District Hospital with minor injuries.
A report will be prepared for the information of the coroner.