Surfer Fatally Stabbed at Coffs Harbour Beach, Witness Describes Horrific Scene

Coffs Harbour, New South Wales – In a shocking turn of events, a 22-year-old surfer was discovered with severe stab wounds in the carpark of a beach in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales. The young man was found early in the morning on Thursday and was rushed to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital in critical condition, where he tragically passed away shortly after arrival.

Reports indicate that a local man who had been sleeping in the carpark recounted seeing the victim slumped near his vehicle. This eyewitness described seeing the surfer in his wetsuit, giving the impression that he was simply seated next to his car. The man mentioned that he had observed the surfer arriving at the beach for a surf session each morning over the past few days, even when there were no waves to catch.

Law enforcement and emergency services, including SES personnel, thoroughly searched the beach and surrounding areas for any evidence after the victim was found. Additionally, authorities combed through the bushland near the man’s car, exploring avenues of inquiry to determine the circumstances surrounding the brutal attack.

Detective Chief Inspector Guy Flaherty shared that potential items of interest were found at a campsite near the jetty, although it remained unclear if they were related to the crime scene. A strike force named Kooringaroo has been established as authorities continue their investigation to identify the responsible party.

At this time, police are reaching out to witnesses who may have been near the surf club carpark between the critical hours of 6 am and 6:40 am on Thursday. Anyone with information is urged to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers, assisting in the search for the perpetrator who remains at large.

Coffs Harbour residents and beachgoers are left in shock and disbelief over the tragic incident, with many expressing their sadness and concern for the safety of the community. As the investigation unfolds, authorities are determined to bring justice for the victim and his loved ones, ensuring that those responsible are held accountable for their actions in this heinous crime.