FATAL SCENE: Police at the scene where a man’s body was found during the search of a dam.
FATAL SCENE: Police at the scene where a man’s body was found during the search of a dam. News-Mail

Divers searching for man find body in dam

POLICE divers have found a man's body in a dam on the property where an extensive search has been under way for a missing Italian backpacker.

Speaking at the scene yesterday afternoon, Detective Acting Inspector David Briese said police had been overseeing the investigation with search and rescue co-ordinators, SES and Careflight.

"The investigations to date have centred around searches of this area," he said.

"Today police divers were brought in. They have searched a body of water, and uncovered a male person."

Det Act Insp Briese said police did not believe there were suspicious circum

stances surrounding the man's disappearance and death, but an autopsy in coming days would seek to establish it conclusively.

Police praised the efforts of those who helped in the search, particularly the SES, who had been searching since Monday.