A 51-year-old man has died at West Strahan Beach despite the best efforts of a local man, say police.
Senior Sergeant Adam Spencer said a 43-year old Strahan man was out walking about 5.30pm on Monday when he found the man face down in water off West Strahan Beach.
"He brought the man to shore and raised the alarm whilst making attempts to revive him," Senior Sergeant Spencer said.
"Ambulance Tasmania paramedics arrived soon after and despite the best efforts of all involved, he unfortunately was pronounced dead at the scene."
He said there were no suspicious circumstances and emergency services wished to express their condolences to the family of the man.
Senior Sergeant Spencer said that the Strahan man did everything he could to save the 51-year-old's life.
"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," he said.
"Notwithstanding the sadness he must be now feeling, he should be proud of his efforts to try and save the fellow."
He said the man who died was wearing a dark coloured beanie, gloves and a dark jacket and trousers, walking in the company of his faithful companion, a blue-heeler cross.
Any member of the public who observed the man walking in the vicinity of West Strahan Beach is encouraged to contact the Queenstown Police Station on 6495 1600.