Police divers have recovered the body of a woman after a 24-hour search of a river in the southern New South Wales.
- A passer-by raised the alarm after seeing a woman go under the water yesterday
- The multi-agency search commenced yesterday afternoon and was suspended overnight
- Police say the body is yet to be formally identified
Emergency services were called to the Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga at about 2:30pm on Thursday afternoon after it was reported a woman in her late 30s went under the water and did not resurface.
Police have confirmed a body, believed to be that of the missing woman, has been found.
Police divers located the body just before 1:30pm, near the area where the woman was last seen.
While the body is yet to be formally identified, but police believe it is that of the 39-year-old woman.
The search involved police, Fire and Rescue, the Volunteer Rescue Association and NSW Ambulance and began yesterday afternoon.
Police divers joined the search this morning.
Riverina Police Inspector Lee Grey said the woman was reported missing by a concerned passer-by.
“We have a witness that confirmed the woman went underneath [the water] and hasn’t resurfaced,” he said.
Inspector Grey said the search was “extensive” and covered most of the river that runs through Wagga Wagga.
Police did not comment on the circumstances surrounding the woman entering the river but said that would be investigated.
Inspector Grey said no-one matching the woman’s description had been reported missing to police.