Man dies after boat capsizes – Coffs Harbour

A man has died after a boat capsized at Sapphire Beach north of Coffs Harbour today.

Emergency services were called to Campbells Beach on Oceanfront Drive following reports a vessel had capsized about 200 metres off shore about 11.15am (Friday November 9).

A short time later, the boat and the body of a man washed ashore.

The man, believed to be aged in his 80s, is yet to be formally identified.

It’s not known if there was anyone else on the boat at the time.

A search is currently being conducted by Marine Rescue, Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter, and Surf Life Saving.

The capsized vessel will be forensically examined.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District will prepare a report for the Coroner.