Two Deaths Confirmed From NSW Floods
Police divers have retrieved the bodies of two men in separate cars which were swept into flood waters at Bowral and in Sydney’s south west yesterday.
About 5pm (Sunday 5 June 2016), emergency services were called to Anthony Road, Leppington, after receiving information of a white utility entering a causeway and being washed away.
Police from Camden Local Area Command commenced a search of the flood affected area, with the assistance from the State Emergency Service, without success.
The search resumed at 6.30am today and police located the body of a man in a vehicle.
The man’s body was retrieved with the assistance of police divers about 11.30am.
In a separate incident at Bowral, emergency services were called to Mittagong Creek about 5.30pm yesterday following reports a car was seen in flood waters with its hazard lights flashing.
Police from The Hume Local Area Command and the State Emergency Service conducted a search; however, they were unable to locate the vehicle.
At 8.30am today, a vehicle was located in Mittagong Creek on Mittagong Road, Bowral.
Police recovered the vehicle and located the body of a 65-year-old man who is yet to be formally identified. Reports will be prepared for the Coroner.