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Free diver drowns in Sydney
A MAN’S body has been pulled from the water at Brighton-Le-Sands after he disappeared while diving, triggering a large-scale search.
Emergency services were called to Brighton Le Sands about 7pm last night after the free diver failed to resurface.
It is understood the man, aged in his 30s, was with his partner in the netted area near Brighton Bar, and she raised the alarm.
Sydney Water Police, lifesavers and a rescue helicopter scoured the area as hundreds of people lined the dock.
The man’s body was pulled from the water into a rescue boat about 8.30pm.
A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner, a NSW Police Force spokesman said.