Two bodies found in waters off Birubi Beach Port Stephens MidCoast LGA (overall news) by NOTA - September 4, 2015September 8, 2015 Police have recovered the bodies of two men at Birubi Beach this afternoon. About 2pm yesterday (Thursday 3 September 2015), two men, aged 71 and 77 departed Brooklyn on a yacht en route for Port Stephens. The pair were expected to arrive by midday today (Friday 4 September 2015) and were in constant contact with family to advise their position. At 10am, contact was lost and police from Port Stephens Local Area Command were notified. A search commenced involving local police, water police, POLAIR, Marine Rescue NSW, the Westpac Lifesaver helicopter and a number of Surf Life Saving assets. About 3.30pm, police located a body on Birubi Beach. A second body was located nearby about 20 minutes later. The bodies were recovered and have been taken for formal identification, which has not yet taken place. Inquiries continue and a report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.