A MAN drowned at Chifley Dam on Saturday afternoon after saving a five-year-old girl.
About 7.30pm, emergency services were called to Chifley Dam after reports a kayak had capsized and two people were in the water.
Police have been told the kayak flipped putting a 36-year-old man and five-year-old girl into the water.
The man and the girl were not wearing lifejackets.
The man was able to place the girl into another kayak, but went under the water.
Just before 9pm, police rescue officers recovered his body a short distance from where the kayak capsized.
Police are investigating the incident, and will prepare a brief for the coroner.
If you have any information in relation to this incident call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.