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UPDATE: Police investigate suspected drowning - Far North Coast

Sunday, 23 October 2022 11:15:51 PM

Police are investigating the suspected drowning of a man on the state’s Far North Coast.

About 9.30am yesterday (Saturday 22 October 2022), a member of the public located the body of a man on the bank of the Emigrant Creek, near Smith Drive, West Ballina.

A crime scene was established and an investigation into the circumstances of the incident was commenced by Detectives from Richmond Police District.

Whilst the body is yet to be formally identified, it is believed to be that of a 21-year-old man.

The death of the man is not being treated as suspicious and 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.