Fri. Jan 21st, 2022

A man’s body has been found washed ashore on Younghusband Peninsula, along the Coorong.

Local police patrols and ambulance crews were called to the Murray Mouth just after 4pm yesterday after reports a body had washed up on the beach.

Police said a Water Operations Unit also attended the scene because the area was only accessible by water.

A kayak was found nearby and the man’s station wagon was parked at the Sugars Beach boat ramp on Hindmarsh Island.

Police said the death of the 36-year-old from Port Noarlunga was not suspicious and a report would be prepared for the coroner.

A boat on a river
A Sea Rescue boat on the Murray River near where a man who was fishing drowned on Saturday.(Gary Juleff)

It was the second death in the area on the weekend.

A 50-year-old man drowned on Saturday after he and his son were swept off a sandbar while fishing.

The man was found unconscious in the water by the state rescue helicopter.

He was brought to shore by a surf lifesaver but could not be revived.

His 16-year-old son managed to swim to shore and was taken to hospital.

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