Two men have drowned and one remains missing at a beach near Coffs Harbour.
About 6:15pm on Monday evening, a group of six people, including three teenagers, got into trouble in the surf at Moonee Beach.
According to Police, two men, aged 35 and 45, were removed from the water but were unable to be revived. A third man, aged 28, remains missing.
Two girls, aged 15 and 17, and a 15 year old boy, were removed from the water.
They have been taken to Coffs Harbour Hospital for observation.
All six are believed to be known to each other and from Sydney.
A search operation was launched for the missing man however he has not been located. The search has now been suspended due to light and surf conditions.
It will resume tomorrow.
Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District are investigating the incident and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.