Man dies while swimming out to yacht in Sydney Harbour

The body of a man who went swimming in Sydney Harbour on the Labour Day public holiday has been recovered by police divers.

Emergency services were called to Obelisk Beach, Middle Head about 5.10pm on Monday following reports a swimmer had not resurfaced.

The search and rescue operation off Obelisk Beach on Monday.

The search and rescue operation off Obelisk Beach on Monday.Credit:Nine News

“Police have been told a group of people were swimming out to a yacht anchored off the beach, when a man disappeared underwater and had not been seen since,” NSW Police said in a statement.

About 8.20pm, police divers recovered the body of a 38-year-old man.

He is yet to be formally identified.

PolAir, Marine Rescue and NSW Maritime assisted Marine Area Command officers with the search and a report will be prepared for the coroner.

The Morning Edition newsletter is our guide to the day’s most important and interesting stories, analysis and insights. Sign up here.

Source link

About shahin tofayel

Check Also

amount of illegal stimulants seized in NSW more than doubles in a year

The amount of ice and related stimulants seized in NSW surged 120 per cent in …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *