Police divers to join search for man missing in Murrumbidgee River at Wagga

Police divers will join Wagga emergency services in a search for a man missing in the Murrumbidgee River. Picture: FILE IMAGE
Police divers will join Wagga emergency services in a search for a man missing in the Murrumbidgee River. Picture: FILE IMAGE

Police divers will arrive in Wagga on Monday morning after a man disappeared while swimming in the Murrumbidgee River on Sunday night.

Divers will join local search and rescue operations in Wagga that began scouring the waterway and its surrounds after the alarm was raised on Sunday evening.

Emergency services rushed to Wagga Beach about 8.45pm on Sunday after a 28-year-old man went underwater and didn’t resurface.

The police were joined by the Wagga Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA), State Emergency Service (SES) and NSW Ambulance’s swift water rescue team.

A search of the river and the surrounding shoreline continued through the night until 11pm.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is urged to contact Wagga Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.