Australian police find the body of a diver near 110 pounds of suspected cocaine on the river bank
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The emergency personnel carried out the diver’s rescue measures, but the man died instantly.
Several packs containing a white powder which the authorities believe this cocaine were found “in the immediate vicinity” of the diver.
The diver and the drug ended up on the bank of the Hunter River in Newcastle, a coastal town about 100 miles north of Sydney.
New South Wales Police Investigative Superintendent Robert Critchlow told reporters that authorities searched a ship registered overseas on Tuesday and that two small boats were seen nearby Sunday night.
The diver was not identified by the police.
“We’re trying to identify if the two incidents are related,” Critchlow told reporters of the diver washing next to the drugs. “They could very well be, but we are open to the options we face.”
Reuters contributed to this report.