Sydney teen’s body is allgfound after he vanished from Freshwater Beach
Tragic twist as body is found on second day of search for swimmer, 18, who disappeared from Sydney’s popular beach
- A teenager went missing on Freshwater Beach on Saturday
- Police found a body on the second day of their search
A body has been discovered during the search for a missing teenage boy who disappeared off a popular Sydney beach.
Emergency services found the body of a man near Freshwater Beach on Sunday morning.
Police confirmed in a statement that the body was “recovered in the water at 9:25 am.”
It has not yet been confirmed whether the body belongs to a young man, 18, who disappeared from the same beach on Saturday, but officers are in contact with his parents.
The body of a man has been found at Freshwater Beach in Sydney in the search for a missing teenager
The young man had been swimming on the beach with friends, but did not return to shore on Saturday evening.
His group of friends told police they lost track of him while swimming.
They searched for him from shore and called emergency services when he was not found.
Emergency services immediately launched a search and rescue mission that worked through the night to find him.
Local police, the Marine Area Command, Surf Life Saving NSW, Marine Rescue, Polar and the Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter searched the area from North Curl Curl headland along the coastline to Bluefish Point and further out to sea.
Naval officers patrolled the water Sunday night while police scoured the beach.
The extensive search continued in the morning when the body was discovered.
A report is being prepared for the coroner.
Emergency services launched an extensive search and rescue operation after friends of the young man reported his disappearance