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Body found - Lennox Head

Sunday, 19 December 2021 11:42:59 AM

Police have retrieved the body of a man from waters off Lennox Head.

The crew of PolAir 5 had been searching the area this morning when they directed a team of police divers to a location near the northern end of Seven Mile Beach.

The body of a man was recovered by divers about 10.15am (Sunday 19 December 2021), and has been taken to Ballina by Water Police.

While the body has yet to be formally identified, it is believed to be that of a 19-year-old man reported missing while swimming at Lennox Head about 6pm Friday (17 December 2021).

The man’s family was at the beach this morning and has been provided with support by local police.

Police thank members of the Lennox Head-Alstonville Surf Life Saving Club, Marine Rescue NSW, the Westpac Helicopter crew, and the local community.

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.