Second death at Murray Mouth in two days as the body of a kayaker was found on Coorong beach

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The body of a man was found washed up on the Younghusband Peninsula, along the Coorong.

Local police patrols and ambulance teams were called to Murray Mouth shortly after 4 p.m. yesterday after reports said a body had washed up on the beach.

Police said a water operations unit also attended as the area was only accessible by water.

A kayak was found nearby and the man’s station wagon was parked at the Sugars Beach boat launch on Hindmarsh Island.

Police said the death of the 36-year-old from Port Noarlunga was not suspect and a report would be prepared for the coroner.

A lifeboat at sea on the Murray River near where a fishing man drowned on Saturday.(Gary Juleff)

It was the second death in the region this weekend.

A 50-year-old man drowned on Saturday after he and his son were swept away by a sandbar while fishing.

The man was found unconscious in the water by the state rescue helicopter.

He was brought ashore by a surf lifeguard but could not be resuscitated.

Her 16-year-old son managed to swim to shore and was rushed to hospital.


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