ACT: 23-year-old man discovered lifeless in Murrumbidgee River close to Uriarra Crossing


A younger man has died after vanishing in an ACT river on Thursday, inflicting a search and rescue operation that ended with grim outcomes.

The 23 year-old man had gone into the waters of the Murrumbidgee River close to the Uriarra Crossing bridge, a half-hour’s drive from Canberra.

Police and emergency companies responded to a report of the incident about 5.40pm, starting a seek for the person within the waters.

The person’s physique was discovered within the water about 8.35pm.

Witnesses have spoken to police over the incident, however they’re urging others to contact them for added info.

Uriarra Crossing is near the NSW/ACT border, incorporates a number of picnic websites, and is a well-liked location for birdwatchers.

Murrumbidgee River stretches into each states and infrequently experiences flooding, with a flood watch having been issued alongside the river as just lately as February 4.

ACT Policing could be contacted on 131 444.