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Police Seek Attacker After Surfer Fatally Stabbed In Coffs Harbour

Authorities are still searching for the individual involved in a fatal stabbing incident at a beachside car park.

A 22 -year-old surfer died in hospital on Thursday after he was being fatally stabbed in the Park Beach Reserve.

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Authorities returned to the scene today, engaging with beachgoers and surf lifesavers at the nearby club, for further information on the incident.

Travis Mackay, a local surfer, expressed disbelief at the incident, describing it as “horrific”.

“Your local beach, you like to surf every day,” he told the ABC.

The discovery of the 22-year-old man, alongside an orange sedan in the reserve car park, prompted an immediate response from emergency services.

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Chief Inspector Detective Guy Flaherty said the man was found with “significant” stab wounds.

“We believe the person responsible may have travelled back from the car park, back towards the creek and bridge area,” Flaherty said.

Police have established a crime scene in Coffs Harbour Jetty precinct.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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