Aussie dies while paddleboarding in Jervis Bay on NSW south coast – after two men drown in the area

Horror summer of drownings continues after woman dies while paddleboarding in an area that has now seen three deaths in a month

  • A woman who went paddleboarding in Jervis Bay has died
  • It’s understood she was taken out by the tide or the wind 
  • Her death is the third drowning in Jervis Bay this month 

A beachgoer has tragically died in an area that’s seen two more drowning deaths earlier this month as the horror summer continues along Australia’s east coast.

The woman was paddleboarding offshore at Captains Beach in Jervis Bay on the NSW South Coast on Monday.

It’s understood she faced difficulties around midday and was taken further out either by the tide or adverse wind conditions.

Police were called to the beach around 12:30pm and conducted a search with other emergency services and beachgoers.

A woman who went paddleboarding at Jervis Bay (pictured) has died. Her death is the third in the area this month

A woman who went paddleboarding at Jervis Bay (pictured) has died. Her death is the third in the area this month

The woman body’s was found shortly after. She was not wearing a life jacket.

Her family members were on the shore at the time of the incident. 

The woman’s name and age has not been revealed.

Her death is the latest drowning in Jervis Bay, with two men dying in the area earlier this month.

A surfer, 62, was pulled from the water unconscious at Cave Beach around 10am on January 9.

Paramedics tried to perform CPR on the man but he died at the scene.

It came less than 24 hours after a fisherman died at nearby Steamers Beach, which is less than 10km from Cave Beach.

The fisherman was standing on rocks and not wearing a life jacket when he was swept into the ocean at around 4pm on January 8. 

Police were called to the beach around 12:30pm and conducted a search for the woman (stock image)

Police were called to the beach around 12:30pm and conducted a search for the woman (stock image)

A surfer, 62, died at Jervis Bay on January 9, which came almost 24 hours after a fisherman drowned at a beach less than 10km away

A surfer, 62, died at Jervis Bay on January 9, which came almost 24 hours after a fisherman drowned at a beach less than 10km away

Several fisherman and a surfer at the beach managed to pull the unconscious man from the water.

NSW paramedics and police officers tried to resuscitate the fisherman but he died at the scene. 

Some 48 drowning deaths have been reported around Australia this summer, according to Royal Surf Lifesaving’s toll. 

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