POLICE have identified a man whose body was found after being swept out to sea near Port Macquarie on Thursday.
A search was commenced of the Hastings River about 11pm on Thursday after a witness told police he saw a man in trouble in the water.
The search continued on Friday and the man’s body was located in the river near Queens Head.
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Subsequent forensic testing yesterday successfully identified him as a 39-year-old Lakewood man.
His family has been notified.
A report will now be prepared for the Coroner.