UPDATE 5.10pm: Police will prepare a report for the coroner following the death of a man in the Murray River, on the Victorian border, on Saturday afternoon.
About 12.30pm, a 37-year-old man entered the Murray River at Yarrawonga, Victoria, when he began to struggle to stay afloat.
Members of the public called Triple Zero (000) and tried to assist the man, who eventually went under the water.
Officers from both NSW Police and Victoria Police attended, and about 1.10pm the man’s body was recovered.
NSW Police will investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.
The Australia Day tragedy is the second drowning to occur in the Murray River this month and came only days after Albury and Border Rescue Squad volunteers scaled back the search for Bigul Pandit.
Squad captain Paul Marshall said after more than 320 hours searching in extreme heat, their efforts to find Mr Pandit had to be reduced, but they were still hopeful that his body would be recovered.
Mr Pandit disappeared underwater in the Murray River near Noreuil Park, Albury, on January 9.
EARLIER: Police and emergency services have responded to reports a male got into trouble while swimming at Yarrawonga this afternoon.
It’s understood a 37-year-old male has drowned while swimming at Yarrawonga.
A NSW Police spokeswoman has confirmed emergency services retrieved the body around 1pm.
More to come.
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