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Echonetdaily understands a man whose body was found on the banks of the Richmond River at Ballina on Saturday night (December 29) was one of two men who had earlier fallen into the river.

A member of the public discovered the body of the male, thought to be in his 50s, on rocks near the river at around 11pm.

Police say there are no suspicious circumstances regarding the discovery of the body on the river bank near the Ballina RSL .

According a to Westpac Rescue Helicopter spokesperson, the service received a callout at around 11.30pm, to the affect that two men had fallen off rocks into the river.

But the task was cancelled before the chopper even had a chance to take off.

‘It appears one guy was able to get out but the other one was not so lucky,’ the spokesperson said.

The body was recovered but has yet to be formally identified.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.


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