A Police Marine Area Command vessel was sent to the area and recovered the body. The man has not yet been identified and officers say a forensic examination will be undertaken to work out whether the body is that of a man who went missing off Bondi Beach on Monday afternoon.
Twenty-year-old Endicott Ackerman was seen jumping into the ocean, just south of Icebergs at Bondi, on Monday afternoon but never resurfaced.
Witnesses told police they saw the young American man struggling before he disappeared.
“He just jumped in when the waves were going out and when the waves came in again he went under and couldn’t keep up,” a witness told AAP.