Highlands News

Body of teenage boy recovered at Mermaid Pools


Emergency Services have recovered the the body of a teenage boy who jumped off rocks at Mermaid Pools at Tahmoor.

Around 1:40pm, Officers from the Camden Police Area Command, Paramedics and Fire and Rescue NSW rushed to the scene.

Police divers were also called in.

About 6.15pm, the body of the 17-year-old was found submerged in the water.

A report is being prepared for the Coroner.

A number of deaths have taken place at the location over the years.

In 2016, a 27 year old Pakistani student drowned and in 2014, 38 year old Megan Moody also died while camping with her fiance.

There have been numerous other injuries recorded.

IMAGE CREDIT: sjbnz / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)