Man found dead after disappearing underwater

POLICE divers have retrieved the body of a young man who disappeared in a waterhole at a popular campground in Sydney’s west.

It’s understood a group of mates were swimming at Bents Basin, 10km south of Wallacia, on Sunday morning when they began struggling in the water about 11.30am.

Bystanders rushed into the water and managed to rescue three of the men, all believed to be aged in their 20s, however a fourth disappeared underwater and failed to resurface.


Emergency services, including police divers, Fire & Rescue NSW, paramedics and SES crews, were dispatched to the scene to help search for the man.

Sadly, police confirmed the body a man, believed to be that of a 25-year-old Nelapese National was found in the water just after 1.30pm.

There are reports the man was at the campground with his church group, celebrating his 25th birthday.

Officers from Nepean Police Area Command are investigating the circumstances surrounding the tragedy and will prepare a report for the Coroner.

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