Man's body found near Sydney fishing spot

A man's body has been found in the ocean near a popular rock fishing spot in Sydney's south.

Emergency services were called about 2.30pm on Tuesday after some unattended property was found by the water's edge near Kurnell.

NSW Water Police retrieved the unconscious man and took him to Cronulla wharf where he was treated by paramedics.

However, he couldn't be revived.

Police are investigating the incident and a brief will be prepared for the coroner.