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Police are investigating after a man’s body was located at a caravan park on Tweed Valley Way, South Murwillumbah.

Emergency services were called to the caravan park  just after 1.30pm Saturday (April 1), following reports a 45-year-old man’s body, believed to be that of Mark Austin, was found in a caravan that had been affected by the floods.

Officers attached to Tweed/Byron Local Area Command will commence inquiries into the incident.

A post mortem examination is expected to be conducted next week to determine the cause of death.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

Man collapses and dies at M’bah home

Police are separately investigating the death of a man in his home in Murwillumbah in the early hours of Friday morning.

Police believe the 46-year-old man, believed to be Matthew Roser,  was with his partner and adult children when he collapsed at his home about 2am (31 March 2017).

While the man’s home was in a flood-prone area, it’s believed he had not entered floodwaters and died of a heart attack.

Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful and he died at the scene.

A post mortem examination will be conducted next week to determine the cause of death.

Three people are now known to have died during the flood emergency, after the body of a 64-year-old woman was found at a property on the Tweed Valley Way on Friday.

 


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