Man Dies After Going Missing In Colo River
People flocked to the water to cool off on the second day of summer as temperatures soared to 34C in Sydney, however, the first weekend of Summer has ended in tragedy after a man drowned in Sydney’s northwest after being pulled unconscious from a river.
A 32-year-old man was first reported missing on Sunday morning at the Colo River and his body was later pulled unconscious from the water near Putty Road.
A warm first weekend in Sydney has seen people flock to our waterways, but 'day two' of summer has ended in tragedy with a 32-year-old man drowning in the Colo River in the city's north-west. @AliceMonfries is #LIVE. #9News pic.twitter.com/qZDjfTBiZi— Nine News Australia (@9NewsAUS) December 2, 2018
Witnesses performed CPR on him until paramedics arrived but he died at the scene as his distraught friends watched on.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the drowning but the Colo River is known to have strong undercurrents and is thought to be full of debris following the ferocious Sydney storms.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.
This comes after two young children had near misses with both being pulled from the water in the city’s northern beaches. One of the children required CPR.
Two children under the age of 10 were pulled from the water in Narrabeen after one young boy was found in distress and an older girl was underwater.
Up to 30 witnesses rushed into the lagoon to help the kids from the water.
The pair were taken to hospital and are both believed to be stable however the girl is in a serious condition.