Two men have drowned and a man is missing after getting into trouble at a beach near Coffs Harbour on the New South Wales mid-north coast.
Police said at about 6:15pm a group of six people — including three teenagers — began to struggle in the surf while swimming at Moonee Beach, north of Coffs Harbour.
Two men, aged 35 and 45, were removed from the water and paramedics performed CPR, however they could not be revived.
A third man, aged 28, remains missing after the search had to be suspended due to bad light.
Police said the search would resume on Tuesday morning.
Two girls, aged 15 and 17, and a 15-year-old boy were also removed from the water and were taken to Coffs Harbour Hospital for observation.
Police said all six are believed to have known each other and are from western Sydney.
More to come.