Man found dead in Murrumbidgee believed to be local

UPDATE 

Superintendent Bob Noble has confirmed on Sunday that police were still working on the case and are due to present “some material” before the Coroner on Monday morning. 

The identity of the man is still unconfirmed and Spt Noble did not comment on whether the postmortem examination and formal identification had been completed yet. 

EARLIER 

Police suspect the body found in the Murrumbidgee on Friday evening was a local, however, no further details are available at this time.

Superintendent Bob Noble voiced police suspicions in a tweet early on Saturday morning.

EARLIER

POLICE are investigating after a man’s body was found in the Murrumbidgee River on Friday evening.

A kayaker discovered the body downstream of Wagga Beach about 7pm and notified emergency services.

A police spokesperson said the body is believed to be that of a 66-year-old man, however, no formal identification has been made.

A postmortem examination will be carried out in the coming days to determine the cause of death.

Inquiries are continuing.

The incident comes after 28-year-old man Mark Timms drowned in the river last month.

Since 2002-03, there have been 21 confirmed drownings in the Murrumbidgee River, including 10 in Wagga, making it one of the country’s deadliest waterways.

More to come.

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