Man's body found after bushfire impacts property west of Kempsey
Tuesday, 17 October 2023 08:02:33 AM
A man has died after a bushfire impacted a rural property, 30km west of Kempsey.
Emergency services were called to Stony Creek Lane at Temagog, about 10.15pm (Monday 16 October 2023), after concerns were raised for a 56-year-old man, missing after a bushfire passed through the area.
On arrival, officers from Mid North Coast Police District located the body of a man; his bulldozer nearby was destroyed.
While the man has not yet been formally identified, it’s believed he was a local property owner.
A crime scene has been established, and investigations are continuing into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.