DROWNS burglar after jumping into a river while fleeing after a failed house invasion
- The man tried to break into a house before being confronted with a resident
- He tried to flee the scene by swimming in the water, but was drowned
- His body was found just 30 meters away from land in water 25 meters deep
A burglar drowned in a lake after he bumped into a lake after a failed house invasion.
The man tried to break into a house on Blakehurst Place in Robina, Queensland at around 11.20 on Thursday.
He tried to flee the scene via a nearby lake after being confronted with a resident.
The man's body was found underwater near Narrabeen Court (photo) about 30 meters from the land
A witness said that he had seen the man go into hiding in the water, but he failed to come to the surface again.
Sergeant Matt Ward told the Gold Coast Bulletin said the man who struggled to stay afloat before he drowned.
A resident stepped on their boat to save the man, but he was nowhere in sight.
Officers in a PolAir helicopter tried to find the man, but could not find him.
An extensive air, land and water survey was conducted.
The man's body was found underwater around 1:30 PM near Narrabeen Court – about 30 meters from the land in waters about 25 meters deep.
The identity of the man has yet to be determined, because investigations are still ongoing.
Death is not treated as suspicious.
A report is prepared for the coroner.
Officers in a PolAir helicopter found the body of the man about 30 meters from land in waters about 25 meters deep (stock image)
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