Second Body Found After Fatal Jetski Accident
Following a lengthy search, the body of a 60-year-old man has been found following a fatal jets accident on the Hawkesbury River in Sydney’s northwest.
His body was found washed ashore, almost one kilometre from the spot where he went missing in Wilberforce over the weekend.
The man was one of three who fell off a jetski on Sunday morning.
A 35-year-old man was uninjured and was able to swim back to shore while a 49-year-old man was pulled from the water by emergency services but could not be revived.
Wilberfoce: Police made a sad discovery this morning finding the body of a man missing after a jetski accident on the Hawkesbury River on Sunday. 56-year-old Mehidi Saberian was found on the river bank at an area known as Pitt Town Bottoms. He's one of 2 men killed in the crash. pic.twitter.com/Q5Fn0F3kFz— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) February 19, 2019
A search for the third man lasted two days but police have now confirmed that they found the body of the 60-year-old on Tuesday morning “washed ashore about 800 to 900 metres from the site of the jetski incident”.
The men had been riding on a section of the river near Percy’s Place Ski Gardens on Burdekin Road when the accident occurred.
“They were a large group of friends enjoying a pretty much picture-perfect day here on the Hawkesbury,” said Chief Inspector Gary Simms on Sunday.