POLICE are investigating if bones discovered at Currarong late last week are those of a missing fisherman, who was washed off rocks in the area in December.
The remains were discovered last Friday by a Currarong fisherman in a cave along the cliffs of Beecroft Peninsula about 250 metres south of Mermaid Inlet.
Police attended the scene after reports the man had found a number of “human-like bones” in the cave.
Police Rescue and Crime Scene offices used ropes to rappel into the cave the following day and discovered a number of skeletal remains, clothing and the remains of a blue and white baby wading pool.
The remains were taken to the morgue, with DNA and dental record being used to determine if it is 28-year-old Winston Hills Man, Sung Su Chow, who was washed off a rock platform while fishing with three friends at Mermaid Inlet near Little Beecroft Head at 2.20am on December 23 last year.
Despite an extensive search by Port Kembla Water Police, PolAir, the Rescue Helicopter and Lifesaver Helicopter, volunteers from two Marine Rescue NSW vessels and the Nowra-Culburra Surf Club, the missing man was not located.
The search was called off later that day as conditions deteriorated and resumed the following day but found no trace of the missing man.
In January this year police divers resumed the search for the missing man, searching rocks shelves in the area, but again failed to find him.