Rock fisherman drowns on Central Coast

ANOTHER rock fisherman appears to have been washed to his death along the notorious stretch of Central Coast coastline that has claimed more than 10 lives.

The alarm was raised by the man’s family when he failed to return home last night.

His car was found near the popular fishing spot at Wybung Head before the Hunter Westpac rescue helicopter was sent to search the sea.

The body of the man was discovered this morning washed up on Hargraves Beach, south of Wybung Head and just north of Norah Head.

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A Surf Life Saving NSW spokesman said he did not appear to be wearing a lifejacket.

The latest drowning is not far from Ghosties Beach, where three young people appear to have drowned while fishing last month.

The bodies of Niranda Blair and Ben Winn have been recovered.

Trey Adamson has still not been located.

Nine people have now drowned rock fishing in NSW this year.

“It appears we may be looking at yet another preventable tragedy,” SLSNSW lifesaving manager, Dean Storey, said.

“It demonstrates that rock fishing safety remains a big problem. Rock fishing is the second highest cause of coastal drowning in NSW.”

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

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