NSW: Police identify body found swept out to sea

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.

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