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One Dead, Another Missing After Jetski Accident

One man has drowned and another is still missing after a jetski accident on the Hawkesbury River north of Sydney.

Police were alerted to the incident on Sunday morning after reports that two men were believed to have fallen from a jetski.

A younger man was recovered from the water, but sadly paramedics were unsuccessful in their attempts to revive him.

Police divers are searching the area (Photo: 10 News First)

Grave fears are held for the 50-year-old man, who is still missing.

It is believed the men were not wearing life jackets, but police have not confirmed this.

Witness Terry Newby told media he was it appears one man fell from the jetski, and when the other jumped in to rescue him, was pulled under.

"I've got kids scared to get in the water now," Newby said.

"Wear a lifejacket -- especially if you can't swim."

Family members accompanied State Emergency Crew (Photo: 10 News First)

Police divers are searching the area for the 50-year-old man, with anyone using the section of the river near Percys Place Ski Gardens on Burdekin Road to use caution.

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