Body of missing kayaker found at Scotts Head

Joggers have found the body of a man missing from South West Rocks yesterday.

Officers from Mid North Coast Police District had coordinated a search for the 69-year-old man, after his kayak was found floating in the Macleay River about 10.45am yesterday (Saturday 15 February 2020).

Police were told the man was last seen with his kayak at a boat ramp on New Entrance Road, South West Rocks, about two hours earlier, ferrying supplies to his yacht anchored off-shore.

The search involved the Westpac Helicopter, SES (land and marine), Surf Life Saving, Marine Rescue, Water Police and NSW Maritime and continued until it was suspended at sunset.

At 6.45am today (Sunday 16 February 2020), a running group found the man’s body on the beach at Scotts Head, about 17km north of South West Rocks.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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.

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