UPDATE: Body of missing man recovered at Noreuil Park

DIVERS this morning found a missing Afghani man about 10m from the bank of the Murray River and about 100m from where he entered the water in Albury yesterday afternoon.

The man's body was found on the bed of the river at 10.37am this morning by Volunteer Rescue Association diver Tom Lenaghan who was being helped by colleagues in a search which resumed at 7.30am.

The water depth where the man was found was about four metres with poor visibility and cold temperatures making the search difficult for divers.

The body was located between a command post set up near where the man entered the water in Noreuil Park and the Cumberoona boat ramp.

Policeman Sgt Gary Lewis said the man's identity would not be made public at this stage with relatives still being contacted overseas.

The man, who had been swimming alone, was an Albury resident.  

The search was sparked after an Albury father and his two daughters spotted a man in trouble in the water about 4pm and jumped in to try to save him.

Sgt Lewis said police believe the man got into difficulties and was unable to get himself to the river bank.

It is understood the man has no family in Australia.

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