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Body Found In South Coast Creek

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Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a  South Coast man whose body was located in a creek near Batemans Bay.

About 8.45am on Tuesday , emergency services were called to a creek on Beach Road, Batehaven, near Batemans Bay, following reports of a body in the water.

On arrival, police located the body of a man in the water.

The man has been formally identified as 37-year-old local , Anthony Collins, who was reported missing last Saturday.

He was last seen at the country club at Catalina, early in the evening on Friday (14 April 2017), but failed to board the courtesy bus home at 7.30pm.

Local detectives have established Strike Force Thurston to investigate the circumstances surrounding Mr Collins’ death.

While investigators await the results of a post mortem examination to determine the cause of death, they are appealing for information to piece together Mr Collins’ movements on Friday night.

In particular, they would like to speak with anyone who may have seen him leave the country club.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000

Photo: Anthony Collins: Source: NSW Police