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NSW: Body found by canoeists on Georges River

02 Nov 2008 8:44 AM
NSW: Body found by canoeists on Georges River

SYDNEY, Nov 2 AAP - Two children have discovered a body during a canoeing trip on the Georges River in Sydney's south.

The Homicide Squad and Hurstville detectives are treating the death as suspicious.

Police said two children, aged nine and 14, returned home from a canoeing trip and told their parents they had seen a body in Oatley Bay about 6.15pm (AEDT) yesterday.

Police later battled rising tidal waters to retrieve the body in marshes off Morshead Drive at Connells Point.

A crime scene has been established and forensics experts worked throughout the night searching for clues.

The body has been taken to Glebe Morgue for a post-mortem examination to determine the victim's identity and the cause of death.

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