Man dead: Tragedy at Bents Basin

Emergency crews search for the missing man. Photo: Channel 7
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The body of a missing swimmer has been found at Bents Basin this afternoon.

About 11.30am today, emergency services were called to the waterhole, about 10km south of Wallacia, after a group of men were seen to struggle in the water.

Three men, believed to be aged in their 20s, were rescued by bystanders, however, a 25-year-old man did not resurface after disappearing underwater.

A search was conducted involving local police, assisted by police divers, Fire & Rescue NSW, NSW Ambulance, and NSW State Emergency Service.

Just after 1.30pm, the body of a man, believed to be that of a 25-year-old Nepalese National, was found in the water.

He is yet to be formally identified.

Officers from Nepean Police Area Command will prepare a report for the Coroner.

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