Body found in search for man missing in Murray River

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Police divers have found a body in their search for a man missing after a dinghy capsized in the Murray River in north-west Victoria.

NSW and Victorian Police were both involved in the search for the 34-year-old.

Numerous reports suggest the men had been at a buck’s party when the incident occurred.

The four men set off on the waters near Mildura on Saturday night, before their dinghy capsized about 11.30pm, NSW Police said.

Three of the men returned to their houseboat, where they realised one of their group was missing.

Officers arriving at the scene about 2.40am on Sunday were told one of the men had not re-surfaced after the dinghy overturned.

A large, multi-agency search for the man continued on Monday, with NSW Police being assisted by Victoria Police and police divers.

The divers located a body just before 1.30pm on Monday.

While the body has not been formally identified, it is believed to be the body of the 34-year-old.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

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