Inquiries underway after man’s body retrieved from Newcastle Harbour

An investigation is underway after a man’s body was found in Newcastle Harbour overnight.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District were called to Wharf Road about 8.50pm Saturday (23 January 2021), after the body of a man was found by a two people who had been fishing.

The body was retrieved by Water Police and has been taken for a post-mortem examination to confirm identity and cause of death.

Police are also investigating reports that a 25-year-old man went missing after leaving a hotel on Wharf Road late Wednesday evening (20 January 2021).

Anyone with information about either incident is urged to contact Newcastle City Police or Crime Stoppers.

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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