Man located deceased in water near Nelson Bay

Sunday, 19 February 2023 11:50:16 AM

The body of a man has been located in the water near Nelson Bay.

About 9.10am yesterday (Saturday 18 February 2023), officers from Port Stephens Water Police responded to a report that a body had been located approximately 60m offshore by a member of the public in Swan Bay – approximately 20km west of Nelson Bay.

The body was recovered by police and returned to shore.

Whilst the body is yet to be formally identified it is believed to be that of a 44-year-old man.

There are no suspicious circumstances.

An investigation into the incident has commenced and a report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.