Man dies after suspected drowning near Batemans Bay

A man has died after a suspected drowning on the state’s south coast today.

Emergency services were called to Long Beach about 12.30pm (Sunday 24 May 2020), after a member of the public located an empty kayak and notified police.

Officers from South Coast Police District attended and located a body in the water. An officer retrieved the body, before providing CPR until paramedics arrived. Despite best efforts, the man died at the scene.

The man is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be aged 43.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident has commenced and a report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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