NSW officer found dead in national park

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A body of a young NSW Police officer has been found in a national park, sparking an investigation.

Concerns were raised for the welfare of the 23-year-old off-duty constable on Friday night.

His body was found in the Royal National Park, south of Sydney, just before 1am on Saturday.

There appear to be no suspicious circumstances.

The constable had been a part of the Bankstown Police Area Command.

A critical incident investigation has been launched by Homicide Squad detectives who will provide a report for the coroner.

The investigation will be reviewed by the Professional Standards Command and independently overseen by the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission.

Support services are being offered to the constable's family, colleagues and NSW Police Force staff.

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