A body believed to be that of the teenager who disappeared in the waters off Freshwater Beach on Sydney’s northern beaches has been found following a wide-scale search overnight.
The teenager was swimming with two friends at the popular beach near Manly on Saturday night when he failed to make it back to shore.
Emergency services were called to the beach at around 8.15pm where a full scale search operation involving the Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter, Surf Life Saving NSW and Northern Beaches Police was launched.
Police continued their search at first light on Sunday from the North Curl headland along the coast to Bluefish Point after the boy could not be located.
After several hours, police confirmed the body of a boy was found dead at 9.25am on Sunday in the water off Freshwater Beach.
“A report will be prepared for the coroner’s information following the discovery of a man’s body at Freshwater Beach,” NSW Police confirmed in a statement.
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“Today’s operation involved officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command, Marine Area Command, Surf Life Saving NSW, Marine Rescue, PolAir and Rescue Helicopter Toll Ambulance.”
The deceased has not yet been officially identified as police are cooperating with the missing teenager’s family.
A report will be prepared for the coroner’s information.
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