Tragic twist as body is found on second day of search for swimmer, 18, who vanished from popular Sydney beach
- A teen went missing from Freshwater Beach on Saturday
- Police have 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 a man’s body off Freshwater Beach on Sunday morning.
Police confirmed in a statement that the body ‘was recovered at 9.25am in the water’.
It is not yet confirmed whether the body is of a young man, 18, who vanished from the same beach on Saturday but officers are liaising with his parents.
A man’s body has been discovered off Freshwater Beach in Sydney during the search for a missing teen
The young man had been swimming with friends at the beach but failed to return to shore on Saturday evening.
His group of friends told police they lost sight of him during their swim.
They looked for him from the shore and called emergency services when he couldn’t be found.
Emergency services immediately launched a search and rescue mission working through the night to try and find him.
Local police, the Marine Area Command, Surf Life Saving NSW, Marine Rescue, Polair and the Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter scoured the area from North Curl Curl headland along the coastline to Bluefish Point and further out to sea.
Marine officers patrolled the water on Sunday night, while police scoured the beach.
The extensive search operation continued in the morning when the body was discovered.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.
Emergency services launched an extensive search and rescue operation after the young man’s friends reported his disappearance