Australian police investigate death of man from Northern Ireland

Australian police investigate death of man from Northern Ireland

Police in Australia's New South Wales are investigating the death of a 25-year-old, from Northern Ireland.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said it is providing consular assistance to the family of an Irishman who has died in Australia.

It is reported he had been on a houseboat with a group of friends, when he slipped and fell into the Murray River, near the New South Wales border with Victoria.

It is understood he tried to jump into the water but slipped and banged his head.

Police assisted by divers, local marine rescue and a number of local boats assisted in a search.

His body was located around two hours later by Victoria Police divers.

A report will be prepared for the local Coroner.

It is understood the man's family is making arrangements to travel to Australia.


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