Rock fisher dies on NSW South Coast

A rock fisherman has died on the NSW South Coast after slipping and falling into the water on the way to a fishing spot with two others.

Emergency services were called to Little Beecroft Head, near Currarong, just after 9.30am on Sunday following reports three men were in the water.

Police were told the other two men had grabbed a nearby Angel Life Ring and jumped in to assist the unconscious man, who was not wearing a life jacket.

The three men were pulled from the water by a marine rescue crew assisted by police and the Westpac Life Saver Helicopter but despite CPR attempts, the 25-year-old man could not be revived.

The two other men were taken to Shoalhaven Hospital in a stable condition, suffering from exposure.

Police are investigating whether the dead man may suffered a medical episode and will prepare a report for the coroner.

Police have urged rock anglers to always wear life jackets, never fish alone, check weather conditions, watch sea conditions and never turn their backs on the water.