A MAN died while fishing off rocks in Silver Sands on Friday.
A St John Ambulance spokeswoman said there was a report of a man needing assistance near Ormsby Terrace at 5.40pm.
She said bystanders saw the man fishing at the beach on rocks and then struggling to breathe in the water.
Bystanders assisted the man out of the water and commenced CPR.
Two ambulances attended and paramedics continued trying to resuscitate the man until they arrived at Peel Health Campus, where he was pronounced dead.