Man’s body found in western Sydney floodwaters

Luke Costin |

Flash floods across Australia’s east have claimed another life after a body was found in Sydney.
Flash floods across Australia’s east have claimed another life after a body was found in Sydney.

A man has been found dead in floodwaters in outer western Sydney.

The body was found by a passer-by near a Penrith reserve on Saturday morning before emergency services were called to the scene about 7.45am.

The man has not yet been formally identified and the cause of the death was unknown, police said in a statement.

The reserve is more than two kilometres east of the Nepean River, which is at minor flood level and expected to rise further.

Almost a dozen parts of Penrith are subject to prepare-to-evacuate warnings.

The man’s death is the second associated with the weather system.

The body of a 71-year-old man was found near his submerged ute in a flooded creek southwest of Brisbane on Thursday.

AAP