Urgent search after 'baby in plastic bag seen floating off Sydney beach'

Australian Associated Press
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Emergency services have recommenced a wide scale search following reports of a baby鈥檚 body floating in shallow water wrapped in a plastic bag.

Police were called to Yarra Bay in La Perouse, southeast Sydney, about 5pm on Sunday after receiving the disturbing reports.

Officers from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command attended the scene and commenced an investigation.

Yarra Bay at Le Perouse, in Sydney, is pictured. A baby in a plastic bag was reportedly seen floating in the water.
Police are searching Yarra Bay after reports a baby was seen floating in the water. Source: Google Maps, file

Police Marine Area Command, Polair, NSW Ambulance and several rescue helicopters scoured the area.

Several witnesses reported seeing the object on Sunday afternoon, police said.

The search was suspended at 7.45pm on Sunday due to poor visibility and there have been no further sightings of the object.

Crews returned to the scene Monday at 7am to recommence the search.

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