Body found in Murray River at Swan Hill

Victoria Police Search and Rescue divers are still searching the Murray River near the Swan Hill bridge.

Victoria Police Search and Rescue divers are still searching the Murray River near the Swan Hill bridge.

UPDATE: 7PM 

A search for a missing man in the Murray River at Swan Hill has been called off after a body was discovered this afternoon. 

NSW Police said the Swan Hill man, 73, was reported missing to Victoria Police yesterday.

Deniliquin Local Area Command, Victoria Police and the State Emergency Service attended near the Swan Hill bridge on the Murray River conducting a co-ordinated search for the man about 6.40am. 

That search continued today until about 2.45pm when a man’s body was discovered.

The body is yet to be formally identified and will undergo a post mortem examination.

The death is not being treated as suspicious. 

Officers from Deniliquin Local Area Command thanked SES volunteers and Victoria Police who assisted in the search.

A report will be prepared for the coroner. 

UPDATE: 2PM 25/11/2016

POLICE divers are still searching the Murray River at Swan Hill after a man went missing on Wednesday night. 

The Victoria Police Search and Rescue Squad, Echuca-Moama Search and Rescue and the State Emergency Service have searched more than six metres below the water surface in murky waters to no avail. 

"There is no visibility below the surface so it's very much a case of feeling what is around," NSW Police Deniliquin Local Area Command Inspector Paul Huggett told The Guardian. 

"We will have NSW divers assisting Victoria Police this afternoon.

"We will make a call this afternoon if we continue the search or call it off." 

Insp. Huggett thanked Victoria Police and SES for their assistance. 

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 

EARLIER: 

A search is underway for a man feared missing in the Murray River near the Swan Hill bridge. 

Police have located a car near the scene.

A State Emergency Service (SES) crew and Victoria Police are at the scene, with NSW Police to arrive shortly to lead the search. 

Anyone with information should contact Swan Hill police on 5036 1600. 

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