Coffs Harbour beach stabbing: Surfer dies after being found with ‘significant’ stab wounds

Max Corstorphan
The Nightly
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Homicide detectives are investigating after a man found with stab wounds died in Coffs Harbour. (Joel Carrett/AAP PHOTOS)
Homicide detectives are investigating after a man found with stab wounds died in Coffs Harbour. (Joel Carrett/AAP PHOTOS) Credit: AAP

A young man has died following a stabbing incident at a popular NSW beach, sparking a police homicide investigation.

Emergency services rushed to Ocean Parade in Coffs Harbour on Thursday morning, where they discovered a man in his 20s with “significant” stab wounds.

The man received medical treatment at the scene before being transported to the hospital, where he later died.

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NSW Police Chief Inspector Detective Guy Flaherty told the ABC officers believed the 22-year-old had only recently exited the surf and was wearing a black swimsuit.

“The 22-year-old male was found with significant stab wounds. We are conducting an evidence search in relation to possible objects used in the offence.”

NSW homicide squad and local police have launched inquiries into the incident and are urging anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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