BREAKING NEWS: THE worst has been confirmed for the family of Amy Dickinson, who has been found dead in the Murray River this afternoon.
Ms Dickinson’s body was found by Volunteer Rescue Association members downstream from where her canoe capsized near Khancoban on Tuesday afternoon.
Her parents, sister and boyfriend were all at the search today.
Ms Dickinson had been canoeing with her mother when she capsized in rapids.
She was pulled under water and her mother’s frantic attempts to find her failed.
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Her family has visited the area for 20 years, and six people including Ms Dickinson’s boyfriend and parents had been camping nearby since Sunday.
Her father, Cam Dickinson, shed tears yesterday as he said the family was clinging to its last shreds of hope for a miracle.
“We’re looking for a favourable recovery of Amy,” Mr Dickinson said. “We’re expecting the worst but you know, we just want to find her.”
Ms Dickinson was wearing a life jacket when she fell out of the canoe about 4.45pm on Tuesday, but it was torn off by the fierce current and found by her boyfriend soon after.
Her canoe was also found on Tuesday night, wedged against trees about 150 metres from the Biggara Bridge.
Just how difficult the conditions on the river can be were rammed home to SES volunteers when their search boat capsized at the scene yesterday. One volunteer required a trip to Corryong Hospital.
Albury and Border Rescue Squad divers were in the water yesterday and were joined in the afternoon by Victorian Police divers.