Update 2:20 pm Friday, April 28
A body, believed to be that of a woman last seen in the river at Wagga Wagga yesterday, has been located.
About 2.30pm on Thursday emergency services were called to the Murrumbidgee River following reports that a woman had entered the water and not resurfaced.
A multi-agency search of the river commenced, involving officers from Riverina Police District, Police Divers, NSW Ambulance, Fire and Rescue NSW, and VRA Rescue NSW.
Efforts resumed today, and following a comprehensive search, at about 1.20 pm, a body was located by police divers, near the area where the woman was last seen.
While the body is yet to be formally identified, it is believed to be that of the 39-year-old woman.
Officers from Riverina Police District will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner.
11 am, Friday, April 28
A multiagency search is underway for a woman in her late 30s believed to be missing in the Murrumbidgee River.
Emergency services were called to the river near Wagga Wagga, following reports a woman had gone in from the western bank and hadn’t resurfaced about 2:30 pm yesterday (27 April).
Riverina Police District Wagga Wagga Police Officer in Charge Inspector Lee Gray said a multiagency search of the river involving officers from the Riverina Police District, NSW Ambulance, VRA Rescue and Fire and Rescue NSW had commenced.
Police divers are en route to assist with the search.
“The search continued till about 5 pm yesterday afternoon until the light faded,” Insp Gray said.
“Searches recommenced this morning at 8 am and at this stage we haven’t located the woman.”
Insp Gray said the circumstances behind the disappearance would be formed as part of the investigation.
“We have a witness that confirmed the woman going underneath and hasn’t resurfaced,” Insp Gray said.
“We believe we have the identity of the woman, but it can’t be confirmed at this stage.”