Body found in car upturned in Merriwa River

December 13, 2023 9:48 am in by

Police have confirmed a body has been located in a car submerged in the Merriwa River.

Emergency services were called to the river along the Golden Highway at 6 o’clock this morning following reports a car was upturned in the water.

“A crime scene was established by police from Hunter Valley Police District, with officers working to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident,” a statement from NSW Police read.

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“A body has since been located in the vehicle; however, identification has not yet taken place.”

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Merriwa Police on 02 6548 2203, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.