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Body of missing man located, Dee Why

The body of missing Dee Why man Ash Westerman has been located today.

Family have been notified.

The activity in the Curl Curl and Dee Why this afternoon, 23 September, relates to his death.

Polair at Curl Curl lagoon

Condolences to his family, and his friends, many of whom we know and spoke highly of the 57 year old journalist.

While Police have provided no statement regarding the cause of death, we remind every reader that they are loved and they are wanted.

If you are experiencing distress please reach out to Lifeline at 13 11 14. https://www.lifeline.org.au

Police issued the following statement:

“A body, believed to be that of a man reported missing from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, has been located.

The 57-year-old Dee Why man was last seen about 10pm on Saturday 16 September 2023.

When he could not be located or contacted, officers attached to Northern Beaches Police Area Command were notified and commenced inquiries into his whereabouts.

Following extensive inquiries and a multi-agency search with assistance from PolAir, Public Order and Riot Squad, Police Rescue, Police Diving Unit, Westpac Rescue Helicopter and State Emergency Service volunteers, about 12pm today (Friday 22 September 2023), PolAir located the body of a man below a headland in Dee Why.

Whilst the body is yet to be formally identified, it is believed to be that of the 57-year-old man.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.”













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