Man drowns at Sugars Beach, teen taken to hospital

An Adelaide man has tragically drowned while fishing at the Murray Mouth on Saturday morning, December 4.

The 50-year-old was out on a sandbar near Sugars Beach with a 16-year-old boy, believed to be his son, when the pair went missing in the water.

A witness told ABC News that the boy fell in the water and the father jumped in after him.

Emergency services were called to the scene about 8.40am after the alarm was raised.

The boy was able to swim to shore, and a search began for the man.

The Rescue Helicopter located the man in the water and he was brought to shore unconscious by surf life savers.

Despite best efforts by emergency services, the man could not be revived.

The boy was taken to South Coast District Hospital for assessment and treatment.

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.