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Police have divers have retrieved the body of a man reported missing at a popular waterfall in northern NSW at the weekend.

About 1pm on Sunday (March 13), a tourist group visited Boonoo Boonoo Falls located about 45km north-east of Tenterfield.

A 26-year-old Taiwanese national became separated from the group. He was last seen around the rock pool area at 3pm.

Shortly after 5pm emergency services were notified, and officers attached to New England Local Area Command, with the assistance of State Emergency Services and Ambulance Service of NSW, conducted a search of the area, which concluded at 7.45pm.

At 8am yesterday (March 14), the search resumed with the aid of additional volunteers, Westpac Life Saver rescue helicopter and divers from Marine Area Command.

About 11.30am today (March 15), after an extensive search by Marine Area Command divers, the body was located in a waterhole.

A report is currently being prepared for the coroner.

 


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