A 25-year-old Nepalese man found dead hours after drowning in Australia. He was missing around 11.30 am Sunday morning 27 January 2019, while swimming with friends at Bents Basin 68 kilometers far from Sydney, New South Wales. Police and emergency services found his body around 1.30pm.
The man was found missing around 11.30 am when three men were seen struggling in the water. The emergency services were called to the waterhole, and rescue operation started. Three men believed to be on their 20s were rescued by bystanders but the fourth one aged 25 disappeared in the Basin the New South Wales Police said in a statement.
A joint search operation went from local police, Fire & Rescue NSW, NSW Ambulance, and NSW State Emergency Service to know the whereabouts of the missing man. After hours of joint effort, the team recovered dead body of the missing about 1.30pm who yet to be formally identified.
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The popular camping and weekend activities destination Bents Basin State Conversation Area on the Nepean River is around 68 kilometers far from Sydney; the most Nepalese international student dense city. People visit the Basin all year round but remain busy during sunny summer days. The deepness of the popular swimming spot is about 22 meters.
This is the third drowning incident of Nepalese living in Australia. Bigul Pandit, Nepalese international student is missing since January 9 and Nischal Ghimire aged 22 a diploma graduated student was found dead at West Beach Adelaide.