Police are investigating after an unidentified human body was located at a beach north of Coffs Harbour.
Police were notified around midday yesterday that the body had been located on the shoreline at Safety Beach, just north of the Darkum Creek inlet.
Officers attached to Coffs Clarence Police District attended and the body was retrieved with the assistance of the State Emergency Service.
The body was unable to be identified and was taken for forensic examination.
Inquiries have commenced to confirm who the person is and the circumstances surrounding their death.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.