Man found dead in water tank

A MAN has been found dead in a water tank on a property in northern New South Wales.

The gruesome discovery was made in the tiny town of Dyraaba, in the Northern Rivers region, on Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the Sextonville Road property, 25km northwest of Casino, about 1.10pm.


In a statement late this afternoon, police said the tragic incident was a ‘workplace accident’.

Police said the man was found unconscious in the water tank and could not be revived.

The man died at the scene before he could be taken to hospital, police said. His age is not known.

Officers from Richmond Police District attended the scene and have notified SafeWork NSW.

Investigators will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner.

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Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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