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Body at Strahan

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Police don't believe there are any suspicious circumstances in the death of a man on the west coast.

They're paying tribute to a member of the public who found the 51-year-old face down in the water off West Strahan beach around 5.30 on Monday afternoon. 

“We don’t always know how we will react in the face of a crisis. This man acted decisively when faced with great adversity and is a credit to the West Coast community," said Senior Sergeant Adam Spencer.

"Notwithstanding the sadness he must be now feeling, he should be proud of his efforts to try and save the fellow.”

He brought the man to shore and tried to revive him, but despite the arrival of paramedics soon after, the patient couldn't be revived.

Anyone who saw the man walking his blue heeler cross near the beach is encouraged to contact police. 

He was wearing a dark beanie, gloves, a dark jacket and trousers.