Man Found Dead In Sydney Harbour

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Man Found Dead In Sydney Harbour

A body has been found floating in Sydney Harbour.

According to Police, a commercial diving boat found the body floating face down at 8.20am, 150 metres south-east of Middle Head.

Officers from the Marine Area Command attended and retrieved the body.

The man does not appear to have been wearing a life jacket.

Police have searched the area and discovered fishing equipment on nearby rocks.

The man, 65, has been identified. He was from Wahroonga.

Police have also released the following information for rock anglers:

  • Always wear a life jacket
  • Make enquiries and check weather and conditions before you leave home
  • Observe first/fish later: watch your intended fishing spot to get an idea of the conditions over a full swell/wave cycle
  • Carry safety gear; head protection, as well as a float and line to help anyone else who might be washed into the water.
  • Never fish by yourself and always stand within sight of each other
  • Make sure you let family and friends know where you are going and when you’ll be back
  • Carry a mobile phone
  • Never fish in exposed areas during rough or large seas and be aware that conditions may change dramatically in a short period of time
  • Stay alert. Never turn your back on the sea
  • If waves, the weather or swell threaten your fishing spot, leave immediately
  • If in doubt, don’t go out
  • In the event of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.