Police divers recover body of five-year-old boy

POLICE divers have recovered the body of a five-year-old boy who went missing while swimming with his brothers off Sydney's south on Sunday.

A full-scale search resumed for the boy on Monday morning.

The boy was last seen in the water with his brothers at Dolls Point, near Georges River, about 4:00pm AEDT.

It is believed the boy was swept away by a current, the ABC reported.

Local Jack Fernell was at the beach when the family of the boy realised he had disappeared.

"The mother has then screamed out, 'my boy's gone, my boy's gone' and then quite a lot of people came down onto the beach, jumped in the water and the search began for the boy," he said.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported Ayman Ksebe was swimming with his older brother in shallow water off Sandringham Beach when he fell into a deep water trough.

It is believed the boy did not know how to swim.

He was wearing blue shorts and a blue singlet top.