Emergency service crews have warned householders to take extra care on roofs after the tragic death of a man this week in Surfside.
The 75-year-old man died after he fell through the roof of a home on Monday afternoon.
Police believe the man was attempting to clear blocked gutters at the two-story detached Wallaringa Street dwelling.
He fell through the roof sheeting and landed on a paved surface outside the house, police said.
A family member and a neighbour tried to revive him and paramedics and police were called to the scene. The man was unable to be resuscitated.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.
A Moruya SES spokesperson urged householders to hire someone to clean gutters if unable to do it safely, and recommended not climbing a roof if not skilled to do so.
Eurobodalla Shire residents were faced with severe weather warnings due to a deep and slow-moving low pressure system this week.
Powerful surf conditions were easing along the South Coast yesterday, however surf and swell conditions were expected to stay hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating and swimming on the Batemans Coast on Friday. A strong wind marine warning was in place.
Batemans Bay and Moruya SES teams were on standby.
A Batemans Bay SES spokesperson said members trained in flood rescue, general land rescue and storm response were prepared.
"During this event, a total of 28 volunteers were ready to respond to the public's needs," the spokesperson said.
"With help from Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopters, Rural Fire Service brigades and Fire and Rescue NSW, we had the essential back up to assist us if and when required.
"We would also like to remind the community of the high wind warnings and to be vigilant of the potential of falling trees that may have been impacted by the fires."
Batemans Bay Fire and Rescue said while SES was the combat agency for flood rescue, Fire and Rescue supported SES volunteers at times of high demand or extreme conditions.
"Fire and Rescue land-based stations such as Batemans Bay have the skills and equipment to investigate incidents in and around water and conduct rescues from land by reaching or throwing items such as a rope to the person needing rescuing," a spokesperson said. "The Batemans Bay crew are trained in the hazards identification and mitigation around working near water, and how to save themselves if they should fall in the water whilst performing a rescue."
For emergency help, call SES on 132 500.