Police believe body found near Wybung Head is that of missing fisherman who fell from rocks at Timber Beach on July 7

A body, believed to be that of a missing fisherman who fell from rocks at Timber Beach last week, has been recovered.

About 10.15am on Thursday, a member of the public located a body on rocks about 100 metres off shore, near Wybung Head.

Officers from Tuggerah Lake Police District, Marine Area Command and the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter began a retrieval operation.

While the body is yet to be identified, it's believed to be that of a 62-year-old man who fell from rocks while rock fishing south of Caves Beach on Sunday, July 7, police said.

The search for the missing fisherman was called off after three days of rigorous scouring of the ocean in the area south of Caves Beach.

The search had included divers entering caves in the hopes of finding the man, who was wearing a life jacket.

The 62-year-old had been fishing on rocks with his son-in-law when he lost his balance at Timber Beach.

The swell was about a metre at the time.

The picturesque corner of the Munmorah State Conservation Area has a tragic history, with 35 major emergency callouts, including nine drownings, occurring in the area in the past decade.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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