The 2 fishermen had been fishing within the harbour close to the breakwall after they made the grim discovery at round 8.45pm yesterday.
The physique was retrieved by Water Police and has now been taken for a autopsy examination to substantiate the person’s identification and reason for demise.
Police are probing potential hyperlinks to a 25-year-old man of African look who disappeared after leaving a lodge on Wharf Highway close to the harbour on Wednesday night.
Newcastle Metropolis Obligation Officer Inspector Craig Clark stated it was too early to say whether or not the demise was suspicious, however hyperlinks to the lacking individual was “a part of our inquiries”.
Investigators are presently sourcing CCTV footage from the lodge the place the person was final seen.
“If any has some other footage that they might have, if they might make it out there it might be appreciated,” he stated.