Body located in search for man – North Parramatta

The body of a man has been located during a search of a river in North Parramatta today.

About 9.40pm yesterday (Saturday 24 September 2022), emergency services were called to James Ruse Drive, North Parramatta, after reports a person had been hit by a car.

Police had been told a man was seen running across the road when he was hit by a sedan.

The driver of the sedan stopped to render assistance, before the injured man ran from the scene on foot.

As officers were responding to the crash, police were called to nearby Lake Parramatta Reserve, after reports of a person in distress in the lake.

Officers from Parramatta Police Area Command – with assistance from PolAir, the Dog Unit and NSW SES – commenced a search operation to locate the man.

The search was suspended and resumed today (Sunday 25 September), with assistance from additional resources including Police Divers.

About 12.30pm, the body of a man was located in the water by divers. While the body is yet to be formally identified, it is believed to be that of the missing man.

Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident continue and anyone with information is urged to contact Parramatta detectives or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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

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