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Corrimal man drowns in river tragedy

police 2A REPORT is being prepared for the Coroner after the discovery of a Corrimal man’s body in the Shoalhaven River this morning (Monday).
Police have been told it was about 10am on Saturday that the 38-year-old man was swimming in the Shoalhaven River at a campground at Coolendel, about 40km west of Nowra.
It’s believed the man’s two children were on an inflatable mattress when they got into difficulty. The man helped one child to safety and was trying to reach the second child when he disappeared under water.
The second child was rescued by canoeists nearby; both children are unharmed.
Search teams found a man’s body near Coolendel about 6.10am today.
While the man’s body is yet to be formally identified it is believed to be that of the 38-year-old Corrimal man.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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