Police divers from Sydney will this morning (Wednesday) continue the search for the body of a missing swimmer who used a rope swing to jump into a popular swimming hole near Nimbin yesterday but failed to surface.
The swimmer, from Sydney, is believed to have hit his head on a rock at the Hanging Rock Falls north of Nimbin.
Emergency services were called to the swimming hole around lunchtime yesterday but a search failed to find the body.
The search was suspended, and police divers twill try to recover the body this morning.
The swimming hole has a history of tragic accidents and rescuers have had to winch people out many times over the past 10 years.
The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter, which has conducted more rescue operations at the falls than at any other swimming hole in the region, airlifted the victims for neck and spinal injuries.
Four years ago, a 14-year-old teenager slipped off the cliff face as he tried to access the rope swing and his body was found in seven metres of water later by police divers.
In 2003, a Canadian tourist also drowned at the swimming hole, which is very popular with tourists to the region.
But visitors are often not made aware of the dangers of swimming there.
The waterhole is managed by the NSW Crown Lands while the land next to the swimming hole is crown reserve and managed by the Wadeville Reserve Trust.
(The Youtube video above shows the Hanging Rock Falls waterhole and rope swing popular with young men).