Body of missing Taree man recovered

Searchers have found the body of a man reported missing after entering a river at Taree this morning.

The 23-year-old Taree man was last seen entering the Manning River about 3am today (Saturday 22 January 2022).

Officers attached to Manning Great Lakes Police District also entered the river when he was seen in trouble in the water; however, he was unable to be located.

A major search commenced, involving local police, the Marine Area Command, Police Divers, PolAir, NSW State Emergency Service (SES) and Marine Rescue NSW.

About 1pm, the body of the missing man was located and recovered.

A report will now be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

A critical incident team from Mid North Coast Police District are continuing to investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident.

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