Drowning tragedy on eve of summer

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A man has drowned in the Nepean River in a tragedy on the eve of what is expected to be a hot summer.

Details remain very sketchy but it is understood the man in his 40’s went swimming in the river near Jamisontown at around 5pm this afternoon.

His body is yet to be recovered, but police divers will undertake that task shortly. It is understood the body was trapped under the water by a large tree.

Reports suggest he was swimming with friends when he got into trouble.

The Penrith SES is assisting police in the recovery mission.

Whilst details of the exact circumstances of the tragedy are unknown, it signals a major warning ahead of summer.

Temperatures in western Sydney are set to soar next week, hitting 38 degrees by the end of the working week and over 40 degrees next Saturday.

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