POLICE were called to Bennetts Beach at Hawks Nest this morning, in response to reports of a body found in the surf at the south end of the beach.

The discovery was made just after 7.30am, by two women who were walking along the beach.

The body was first seen in shallow water about 500 metres south of the Surf Club.

Tea Gardens Police were notified and quickly arrived on scene via four-wheel drive.

Tea Gardens Police confirmed that the body was male.

Investigations continue.

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