Body recovered from water at Port Stephens; a suspected drowning FEATURED MidCoast LGA (overall news) Regional News by Dave Brazier - October 10, 2014October 10, 2014 Police will prepare a report for the Coroner following the death of a man at Soldiers Point at Port Stephens yesterday. About 8pm, Thursday 9 October 2014, a woman contacted police when her 82-year-old husband failed to return home after visiting their yacht which was moored near the marina at Soldiers Point. Port Stephens Water Police, Marine Rescue and the Westpac Helicopter conducted a search of the area and located a tender about 400m away from his yacht. The search of the area continued and at 9:50pm, the man was found deceased in the water. His body was recovered by police and taken to shore. A post mortem examination will be conducted to establish the cause of his death. Investigations into the matter are continuing, however, the man’s death is not believed to be suspicious.