Body found in search of delivery drivers missing in flood waters near Greendale, south-west Sydney

Police have found a body in flood waters near where a delivery driver disappeared on the outskirts of Sydney yesterday.

Police divers, volunteers from PolAir and NSW SES spent the day searching a swollen stream next to a farm in Greendale after a truck was found submerged in floodwater.

The truck’s owner told officers one of his employees — Xianbin Liu, 50, of Beverly Hills — was supposed to have a job that morning but disappeared during heavy rain in the area.

Greendale is about an hour’s drive from Sydney’s CBD and has been badly hit by flooding this week.

Mr. Liu is from Beverly Hills, Sydney.(Supplied: NSW Police)

The man’s body was found in flood water this afternoon and efforts are being made to recover it.

The body has yet to be officially identified, but police said it is believed to be that of the missing man.

The discovery brings three victims to the Sydney flooding emergency after the bodies of a mother and son were found in a swollen stream in western Sydney on Tuesday.

A blue truck submerged in flood water
The man’s truck was found by his employer after he failed to make a delivery.(abc news)

Hermalathasolhyr Satchithanantham and her son Bramooth were found near where their car crashed into a storm sewer.

A member of the public first discovered the 67-year-old woman’s body shortly after her 34-year-old son was found about 400 meters upriver.

a car in a canal
The bodies of a mother and son have been found in a stream in western Sydney. (abc news)

Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes as an east coast depression hit the city yesterday, causing flood chaos in the west and north of the city.

The State Emergency Service (SES) answered 2,000 emergency calls and conducted 71 flood rescues in the 24 hours as of 10:00 a.m. today.

While the rain is set to ease, authorities are warning it doesn’t mean the state’s flooding emergency is over.

Sydney has had its wettest start to the year since records began in 1859.

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