UPDATE: Body of missing man located - Lake Macquarie

Tuesday, 26 July 2022 12:25:26 PM

The body of a man has been located in waters near Lake Macquarie, following an extensive air and sea search this morning.

About 2.30pm yesterday (Monday 25 July 2022), emergency services were called to Moonee Beach, Lake Macquarie, after a body was located in the water.

A woman was treated at the scene; however, she could not be revived.

While the woman is yet to be formally identified, she is believed to be aged in her 80s.

Officers attached to Lake Macquarie Police District attended and established a crime scene.

Inquiries confirmed that a man – who is known to the woman – was also missing in waters nearby.

A full-scale search commenced yesterday and continued this morning (Tuesday 26 July 2022) for the man and included local police, officers from the Marine Area Command, PolAir, Surf Life Saving NSW and NSW Ambulance paramedics.

About 10am today, PolAir patrolling the area located the body of a man offshore – about 2.5km south of Birdie Beach – which was recovered by officers attached the Marine Area Command a short time later.

While the man is yet to be formally identified, it is believed to be the missing man who is aged in his 70s.

A report will be prepared for the information of 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.