Body of man located – Murray River

A body, believed to be that of a man who went missing while swimming at Tocumwal at the weekend, has been located.

A 23-year-old man, was seen swimming across the river at Tocumwal, 80km south-east of Deniliquin, about 4pm on Sunday (29 December 2019), when he went under and did not re-surface.

Officers from Murray River Police District and local SES volunteers, assisted by Marine Rescue from Moama, have been searching the river and riverbanks for the man since that time, without success.

Just after 9am today (Tuesday 31 December 2019), the body of a man was located near Pebbly Beach. He is yet to be formally identified.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

NSW Police Force would like to thank all the agencies that assisted in the search including Victorian Police Divers, NSW Maritime, NSW Marine Rescue and the SES.

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Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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