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Missing man’s body found in Coaldale floodwaters

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NSW Police report that the body of a man has been recovered from a property at Coaldale.

Officers attached to Coffs/Clarence Police District were contacted at about 8.30pm yesterday (Thursday, 24 March), after reports a 72-year-old man went missing after attempting to cross a flooded roadway on foot near Coaldale Road, Coaldale, about 35km north of Grafton.

A search involving local police located the body of a man about 9.15pm a short distance away in a gully.

While he is yet to be formally identified, it is believed to be that of the missing man.

Inquiries are continuing.

A report will be prepared for the information of the coroner.


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