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.


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.