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Passerby discovers man’s body washed up on Young Husband Peninsula, near Murray Mouth

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A man’s body has washed up on a South Australian beach a day after another man died trying to save his son in the water nearby.

Emergency services were called to Young Husband Peninsula, just south of Murray Mouth, on Sunday about 4pm after a passerby made the discovery.

Police found a kayak believed to belong to the 36-year-old man, along with his Mitsubishi station wagon parked at the Sugars Beach boat ramp.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

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Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

The body was found washed up at Murray Mouth on Sunday.
The body was found washed up at Murray Mouth on Sunday. Credit: 7NEWS

Just 24 hours earlier, on Saturday, a 50-year-old man died trying to save his teenage son who’d been swept out to sea off Hindmarsh Island, near Goolwa.

The pair had been fishing in treacherous waters off Sugars Beach when the 16-year-old was dragged into the ocean by a strong rip.

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The boy’s father then tried to help him but got into trouble in the water.

A search and rescue operation was launched to find the boy’s dad.
A search and rescue operation was launched to find the boy’s dad. Credit: 7NEWS

Nearby campers and other fishermen tried to help but to no avail.

The boy managed to swim to shore but his father remained missing, prompting a water search by police and surf life-saving.

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The 50-year-old was found in the water and taken to shore but died a short time later.

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