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Body of missing swimmer recovered - Bathurst

Saturday, 08 January 2022 03:01:48 PM

The body of a swimmer who went missing last month has been recovered at a dam at Bathurst today.

About 1.30pm on Saturday 25 December 2021, a group of people were on a boat at the dam when a man told his friends he was going to swim to shore – a distance of about 300m.

A storm struck the area a short time later and the man disappeared under the water.

Emergency services were alerted and a search to locate the missing man commenced, involving officers from Chifley Police District, Police Rescue, and multiple State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers.

The search operation, involved Police Divers, continued over four days before it was suspended.

Earlier today (Saturday 8 January 2022), police were notified after the body of a man was located at the dam by a member of the public.

The body was recovered and taken to Bathurst Hospital.

While the body is yet to be formally identified, it is believed to be that of the missing swimmer.

A report will now be prepared for the information of the Coroner.