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Police are conducting investigations into a suspected drowning at West Ballina after a body was found.

About 9.30am (Saturday 22 October 2022), a member of the public located the body of a man on the bank of the Emigrant Creek near Smith Drive.

The man is believed to be aged in his 30s and is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 185cm tall, of slim build, with short brown curly hair, and has a beard. He was wearing a green t-shirt.

Detectives from Richmond Police District are investigating the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

Anyone with information about the matter is asked to contact Ballina Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information can be provided anonymously and will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.


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