DETECTIVES are scouring fingerprint databases and boat ramp car parks for any clues to the identity of a man found dead at Swansea yesterday.
They are awaiting results from an autopsy due to be performed today although there was nothing to suggest the man’s death was suspicious.
Some small abrasions on the man’s head and body were probably suffered after he had died.
His body was found floating between moorings in Black Ned’s Bay about 1.30pm.
Police quickly identified and accounted for all the owners of boats and moorings in the bay.
A sweep of the southern area of Lake Macquarie failed to find any unattended boats.
Detectives are now collating registration numbers from all cars parked at nearby boat ramps and have asked anyone who may have seen a vehicle parked in the same area for more than 24 hours to contact them.
The man is believed to be aged in his 60s and had fair hair, with shades of ginger and was slightly receding.
He was wearing a long-sleeve grey sloppy-joe, long brown pants and white joggers.
It appears he was in the water for less than 12 hours.
He had a silver watch on his left hand and two gold rings on fingers on his right hand.
Information should be forwarded to Lake Macquarie detectives on 4942 9999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.