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Two Deaths Confirmed From NSW Floods

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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.

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