Two men drown in river – Hornsby

Two men have died, and a third man is in hospital after a group entered a river in Sydney’s north last night.

About 7.30pm (Friday 3 January 2020), emergency services responded to reports that two men were missing, and another had been pulled from the water with breathing difficulties in the Berowra National Park.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated a man before he was airlifted to hospital in a serious condition.

Officers from Kuring-Gai Police Area Command attended and assisted by Police Rescue and the Police Diving Unit, commenced a search for the two men who failed to resurface after entering the water.

About 11.30pm the search concluded after police divers located and retrieved the bodies of the missing pair.

A report will be prepared for 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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