Burglar DROWNS after jumping into a river while on the run following a botched home invasion
- The man tried to break into a home before he was confronted by a resident
- He tried to flee from the scene by swimming into water but had drowned
- His body was found just 30metres away from land in water 25metres deep
A burglar has drowned in a lake after running into a lake after a botched home invasion.
The man tried to break into a home at Blakehurst Place in Robina, Queensland at about 11.20am on Thursday.
He tried to flee from the scene via a nearby lake after he was confronted by a resident.
The man’s body was found underwater near Narrabeen Court (pictured) about 30metres away from land
A witness said he had seen the man submerge into the water but he failed to resurface.
Sergeant Matt Ward told the Gold Coast Bulletin said the man struggled to stay afloat before he drowned.
One resident got onto their boat to rescue the man but he was nowhere to be seen.
Officers in a PolAir helicopter tried to find the man but were unable to spot him.
An extensive air, land and water search was conducted.
The man’s body was found underwater near Narrabeen Court at around 1.30pm – about 30metres away from land in waters approximately 25metres deep.
The man’s identity is yet to be established as investigations are ongoing.
The death is not being treated as suspicious.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.
Officers in a PolAir helicopter found the man’s body about 30metres from land in waters approximately 25metres deep (stock image)