Hero off-duty cop tragically dies saving boy, 14, from a rip after he was dragged back out to sea moments after rescuing the teen
- Off-duty police officer drowned moments he rescued teenage boy from a rip
- Tragedy unfolded on New Year’s Day at Bogola Beach on the NSW south coast
- Police officer, 45, believed to be holidaying with family in the area at the time
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A police officer has tragically drowned after rescuing a teen caught in a rip at a popular beach on New Year’s Day.
Emergency services were called to Bogola Beach near Narooma on the NSW south coast on Sunday afternoon following reports a man had been pulled unconscious from the water.
Paramedics commenced CPR and tried to revive the man but he died at the scene.
The man, 45, has since been identified as a serving NSW Police officer, who was off-duty at the time and was holidaying in the area with his family.
A police officer drowned after he saved the life of a teenage boy caught in a rip at Bogola Beach (pictured) on Sunday
The hero off-duty officer had rushed into the water and successfully rescued a 14-year-old boy stuck in a riptide before he was dragged back out to sea moments later and drowned.
Police have launched an investigation and urged any witnesses to the tragedy to come forward.
It’s understood Bogola Beach is unpatrolled.
It follows a spate of tragic drownings across Australia during the Christmas/New Year holiday season.
The off-duty officer drowned while holidaying with his family on the NSW south coast