Friends to take up river search for man

FRIENDS and family of a missing Wagga man will mount their own search of the Murrumbidgee River today.

Brent Little, 23, went missing on Friday after he entered the river with a woman at Wiradjuri Reserve about 8pm.

The heartbreak of his parents Darren Little and Michelle McFeeters’ was evident yesterday on the fourth day of searching for their son as they stood on the river bank at the reserve.

“We’ll have a more extensive search of the banks tomorrow from 9am,” Mr Little said.

“The more people we’ve got there the more chance we’ve got of finding something.”

The couple spent the day just metres from where police tape marks the spot where Brent was last seen.

“I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy,” Ms McFeeters said, choking back tears.

“It’s the not knowing that kills, the waiting.

“We all love him and want him to come home.”

The circumstances of Brent’s disappearance remain unclear, but his life changed for the better two months ago when his son, Kayden, was born.

“His life revolves around that kid, it’s brought out a different person in him,” Mr Little said.

Police were told Brent was fully clothed when he entered the river.

They were told the woman with Brent had heard sounds of him struggling but had been unable to help him.

Police divers from Sydney searched the river at the weekend.