A PLAQUE will be laid at Lake Hume next week in memory of a drowned swimmer.
Amit Rai, 24, drowned in water off Table Top Reserve nearly 12 months ago.
Two people raised the alarm with emergency workers when the Bhutanese national got into trouble.
He had last been seen in the water about 10pm, and his body was recovered by police divers the following day.
Speaking at the time of the incident, Albury Detective Inspector Winston Woodward said it showed the need for caution while swimming.
“One minute you can be having a good time and the next minute it can turn to tragedy with no notice," he said.
Members of the Border Bhutanese community will attend an unveiling of a bench with a plaque at the reserve next Saturday, in memory of Mr Rai.
He had moved to Australia with his sister.
The event, which has been organised by the Bhutanese Australian Community Support Group Albury-Wodonga, will be held about 10am.
A symposium was held in Sydney last month amid concern about the number of people from migrant communities drowning.
Between mid-2005 and mid-2015, 762 people who were born overseas died from drowning in Australia.
The leading age group for drowning was people aged 25 to 34, and 81 per cent were male.
The populations found to be at the highest risk were from Taiwan, South Korea and Ireland, while NSW recorded the highest number of drownings involving people born overseas.