Woman dies after drowning at Barmah

By Brayden May

A woman has died after drowning in the Murray River near Moama on Sunday.

About 4pm emergency services were called following reports a boat carrying five people had capsized after hitting a submerged tree at Barmah.

One man, a woman and two children were rescued from the water, however a 40-year-old woman who was on board at the time could not be located.

Officers from Murray River Police District and members of the SES established a search.

About 5.15pm, the woman’s body was located.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.