Search to resume for swimmer missing at Albury

Sunday, 26 December 2021 04:17:38 AM

A search will resume this morning for a man missing while swimming in the Murray River at Albury.

About 2.15pm yesterday (Saturday 25 December 2021), several teenage boys were swimming in the river at Noreuil Park when they got into difficulties.

The group was assisted from the water; however, one person was unaccounted for and emergency services were alerted.

A joint multi-agency search to locate the missing youth was initiated involving officers from Murray River Police District, NSW Ambulance, members of the Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA) and State Emergency Service (SES), and drone operators.

The operation continued until 8.40pm, before it was suspended due to poor light.

The search is due to resume at 8am today (Sunday 26 December 2021), and will involve similar resources, assisted by divers from the Victorian Police Search and Rescue Unit.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.