Police have launched an investigation after a man’s body was found on the state’s Mid North Coast.
About 8.45pm yesterday (Tuesday 4 May 2021), emergency services responded to reports that a man had set fire to a chair on the balcony of a unit on Hill Street, Port Macquarie.
A short time later, officers found a 54-year-old man with a fire extinguisher lying in a garden bed below the balcony.
NSW Ambulance paramedics attempted to revive the man but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers attached to Mid North Coast Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death under Strike Force Fernyhough.
As inquiries continue, anyone with information about the man’s death is urged to contact Port Macquarie Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.