A 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.