Body Found After Man Swept Off Rocks At Figure Eight Pools A Month Ago
The body of a 22-year-old man who was swept off rocks at Sydney's Figure Eight pools, more than a month ago, has been found.
A bushwalker discovered the body on rocks about 800 metres south of the famous but dangerous spot in the Royal National Park on Monday afternoon.
Local police, officers from Police Rescue and a police helicopter started a recovery operation, retrieving the man's body at about midday on Tuesday.
While the body is yet to be formally identified, police believe it is that of the 22-year-old Nepalese student who was swept off the rocks on February 25.
He was part of a group who went to the 'Figure Eight' pools, two of whom went swimming. One man in his 20s was able to climb to safety on a rock shelf and was treated for minor lacerations, while the 22 year old disappeared underwater and did not resurface. Three others with the pair escaped uninjured.
Emergency services spent several days searching the area for the missing swimmer.
A report will now be prepared for the Coroner.
It's the latest incident at the Instagram hotspot, which has become famous for its near-perfect round swimming holes.
An online warning system was launched in December, alerting would-be visitors to the dangerous weather conditions at any given time.
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