Man dies in Sussex Inlet boating accident

The body of an 82-year-old man has been found floating face-down near a tinny at Sussex Inlet  in what police are describing as ‘‘a boating tragedy’’.

The man’s body was found about 6.15am today near an eight-foot tinny by another man who was out on the water, police said.

Initial inquiries suggested the man had left a boat ramp by himself on a trip to catch prawns about 6pm on Tuesday.

The body has not been formally identified, but police believe the deceased is an 82-year-old man from Rooty Hill in Sydney’s outer west.