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The body of a man who was reported missing in the Richmond River, 40km south of Ballina, has been located this morning.

Emergency services were called to Woodburn about 7.30pm (Tuesday 12 June), responding to reports a 45-year-old man had fallen into the river and hadn’t been seen since.

A search of the river and riverbank began involving local police, volunteers and the SES in boats, assisted by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

About 10am today (Thursday 14 June 2018), the man’s body was located in the river.

As the investigation continues, police are now trying to piece together the movements of the man prior to his death.

Anyone with information that may assist should contact Crime Stoppers.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.


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