Police confirmed that a man had plunged to their death around 11am on Tuesday.
A massive police operation swung into place involving helicopters and boats after a man plunged to his death from the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Tuesday morning.
Locals watched in shock as low-flying helicopters flew under the bridge to guide search crews in police boats to recover the body from the water around 11 am.
A mysterious green dye was also spotted in the water during the recovery mission.
‘I just ran across the bridge. A bunch of cops with evidence bags right where there is a gantry outside the footpath,’ one eyewitness posted on social media.
‘Had Westpac police and fire services circling the Harbour Bridge,’ said another. ‘Also weird green dye in the water.
‘About 15 minutes after that starts, a full escort rocks up at the Governor’s House. Agents jump out of cars and rush in. No idea what’s going on.’
Another added: ‘There was two choppers (including the Westpac one) doing a very slow sweep of the Harbour around Farm Cove.
‘When I saw the Westpac one I thought they were looking for someone in the water.’
A NSW Police spokesman later said in a statement that there were no suspicious circumstances. It is believed the man committed suicide though – at this stage – the reason is not known.