Man’s body found after bushfire impacts property west of Kempsey

A man has died after a bushfire impacted a rural property, 30km west of Kempsey.

Emergency services were called to Stony Creek Lane at Temagog, about 10.15pm (Monday 16 October 2023), after concerns were raised for a 56-year-old man, missing after a bushfire passed through the area.

On arrival, officers from Mid North Coast Police District located the body of a man; his bulldozer nearby was destroyed.

While the man has not yet been formally identified, it’s believed he was a local property owner.

A crime scene has been established, and investigations are continuing into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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