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Second body located; search operation concludes - Bevendale, near Boorowa

Sunday, 06 November 2022 03:08:06 PM

Police have concluded a search operation in Bevendale after a second body was located.

The large, multi-agency search of Prestons Creek, about 50km from Boorowa, commenced on Monday (31 October 2022), after a utility – containing four men – was swept off a flooded causeway on Rugby Road.

Two men who were in the cabin of the vehicle managed to swim to safety; however, the other two men were swept downstream with the utility.

Following an extensive search, police divers located a body about 2pm on Thursday (3 November 2022).

Further searches of the creek have continued, and a second body was located about 11.15am today (Sunday 6 November 2022).

While the bodies are yet to be formally identified, they are believed to be the missing men.

The search operation has concluded, and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.