Man dies after drowning - Boat Harbour

Saturday, 21 October 2023 10:54:35 PM

A man has died following a drowning at a beach in Hunter region.

Just after 12.40pm today (Saturday 21 October 2023), emergency services were called to Boat Harbour, near Nelson Bay, following concerns for a man’s welfare.

Police were told that a man had been swept into the water off the point of Boat Harbour at the time of incident.

Surf Life Saving NSW retrieved the man from the water; however, the 71-year-old man died at the scene.

A crime scene has been established and officers attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District commences an investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

As inquiries continue, anyone with information about this incident is urged to call police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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.